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Dawn James

Dawn James

Dawn wrote extensively about pop for Rave and Mirabelle in the 1960s.

45 articles

By Artist | By Date

List of articles in the library by artist

Amen Corner: A Bird's Eye View of Andy Fairweather Low

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, May 1968

This month Dawn James, our bird from RAVE, talks to the Amen Corner's Andy Fairweather Low. ...

The Animals: Bird's-eye view of Burdon: The Animal Instinct

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, July 1965

By Dawn James, RAVE bird who gives you her written impression of Eric Burdon — the Animal nobody can ignore. ...

The Beatles: Once Upon a Time There Were Poor Beatles...

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1965

Who became fantastically rich Beatles. Fabulously famous Beatles. Big-headed Beatles? Well, fairy tales are not all phoney, was this one? Rave asked longtime Beatle friend, ...

The Beatles: Who is the Funniest Beatle?

Comment by Dawn James, Rave, January 1966

JOHN, GEORGE, Paul and Ringo stood squashed together in an hotel corridor, besieged by people young and old. One of the younger ones screamed "aahh!," ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: Beginning a new study of our four Beatles, M.B.E. First, this month — Profile on Paul

Profile and Interview by Dawn James, Rave, August 1965

PAUL McCARTNEY sat astride an antique chair, the gold of it touching his well-styled suit. He looked at home, relaxed and confident. His neat face ...

The Beatles, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, The Walker Brothers: The Worshippers

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1967

Fans make success for a pop star — more than money, more than influence, more than talent. But what are fans? Why do they remain ...

Arthur Brown: A Birds Eye View of Arthur Brown

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1968

RAVE girl DAWN JAMES discovers that the man with the mask is a serious thinker — with a weird and wonderful sense of humour! ...

The Byrds: Bird's Eye View of the Byrds

Report and Interview by Dawn James, Rave, September 1965

Or 5 Byrds in the hand are worth a crazy, unexpected interview with Rave writer Dawn James... ...

Eric Clapton, John Mayall, The Yardbirds: Eric Clapton: The Yardbird Who Got Left Behind

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1965

His name is Eric Clapton. His nickname in the Yardbirds was "Slow-Hand" because he clapped his hands. He played on the Yardbirds' No. 1 hit ...

Cream: Stirring — The Cream

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, October 1966

A guitarist, a drummer and a singer — three musicians we know well, but who never made it alone. Now they're The Cream. Dawn James ...

Donovan: In The Shadow of Dylan

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1965

Mention the name Donovan and someone, somewhere will whisper — 'Dylan'. For wherever he goes, whatever he sings or writes about, Don is haunted by ...

Julie Driscoll: Girl Talk with Julie Driscoll

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1968

When two girls get together anything can happen. When they are Julie Driscoll and Rave's Dawn James, everything does! ...

Adam Faith: A New Breakthrough For Faith?

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1965

THE HOUSE was long and low, and the path leading to it crazy. I walked into an elegant hall. "Mr. Faith is in the lounge," ...

Marianne Faithfull, Herman's Hermits, P.J. Proby, The Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw, The Yardbirds: The Truth About the Pop Idles...

Report by Dawn James, Rave, July 1965

What is the truth about our stars of pop? How hard do they really work for the fabulous rewards that pop success brings? Are they ...

Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger: Girls in the News: Mick and I by Marianne

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1967

Show business has dealt some cruel blows to Marianne Faithfull. At the moment she's happy — with Mick Jagger. Dawn James asks her about her ...

The Gonks, The Rolling Stones, Twinkle: Rolling With The Blarney Stones!

Report by Dawn James, Rave, March 1965

The sign said to Ireland. That's where we were going. So were the Stones. They were going on tour over there. We were going to ...

Françoise Hardy: L♥ve and a French Girl

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1966

Life can be very complicated when you're a top star. For French singing star Françoise Hardy, life is even more complicated. For Françoise is in ...

Jimi Hendrix: Wild, Man!

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, August 1967

Wild — that's Jimi Hendrix, but Dawn James finds he's not as wild as he sometimes makes out! ...

The Herd: Peter Frampton: The New Breed of Pop Star

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, January 1968

A BIRD'S eye view of peter frampton of the herd With the looks of Scott Walker and the girl appeal of Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton of ...

Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones: Brian Jones: The Case of the Disappearing Image

Profile by Dawn James, Rave, August 1966

Weird, long-haired, almost mythical — Brian Jones was once the most talked-of and popular Stone. He enjoyed playing the great lover, mingling in London's popland, ...

The Kinks: Putting You Straight About The Kinks

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1966

If you'll allow us to call 'Putting You Straight About The Kinks' a new angle, then this is a new angle on the Kinks! ...

The Lovin' Spoonful: Why Does Everybody Love Loving the Lovin' Spoonful?

Profile and Interview by Dawn James, Rave, July 1966

To look at, they're a beautiful, ghastly mixture of beatnik, old lady and hillbilly, and they wear plimsolls without socks. What is it about the ...

Manfred Mann: A Question of Mann Appeal

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, November 1965

Do good looks matter to a group? The Manfreds say they don't, and as they've just had their second No. 1 hit they should know. ...

Manfred Mann: A Question of Mann Appeal

Profile and Interview by Dawn James, Rave, November 1965

Do good looks matter to a group? The Manfreds say they don't, and as they've just had their second No. 1 hit they should know. ...

Manfred Mann: Paul Jones Talks About 'Pretty Flamingo' and Other Birds

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1966

'Pretty Flamingo' was timed to ensure that it knocked us all flat. And it did! With another hit, and three new Menn in the group, ...

Keith Moon, The Who: Keith Moon: The Little Drummer Boy

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1966

There are many sides to Keith Moon's strange personality. One minute he's insulting, exaggerating, joking — the next minute he's a wide-eyed, innocent-looking drummer boy. ...

The Move: New Moves and Good Vibrations

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, October 1968

Where has all the fury gone?... the answer is it's never been there, says Dawn James, after talking to pop's controversial group, the MOVE. ...

P.J. Proby: I Apologise — To No One

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1965

A MESSAGE TO YOU FROM JIM ...

P.J. Proby: P.J. Wants a Miss

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, June 1965

"Every girl I meet is a potential bride. I wish I was married again but I'm not because I haven't found the right girl. I ...

Cliff Richard: Double Double Vision Vision

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, September 1966

Rave's Dawn James sees Cliff and gets double vision! Cliff the Christian who wants to quit the pop world, and Cliff the film star... ...

Cliff Richard: Ten Minutes with Cliff

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1965

Now Rave writer Dawn James gives you her Bird's Eye View as she spends... ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger: The Very Private Boy Behind The Public Idol

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1965

— an intimate, perhaps first-time-ever look at Mick Jagger, Stone Extraordinary. Another personal bird's-eye view by Dawn James ...

The Small Faces: A Bird's Eye View of Stevie Marriott

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, 1968

Steve Marriott is a changed person. After drug incidents, broken romances and bad publicity, he's done a lot of growing up, as Dawn James discovered ...

The Small Faces: Now they're the BIG FACES

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1965

Four Small Faces whose success with two records has brought them into the middle of the big time. DAWN JAMES meets them to find out ...

The Small Faces: Pop Romance?

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1967

RAVE's Dawn James speaks to Steve Marriott and Chrissie Shrimpton to find out just how true the rumours are about their pop romance! ...

The Small Faces: Steve Marriott: In My Mind's Eye

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1966

The pop scene as seen by Steve Marriott — and Steve Marriott as seen by RAVE! ...

Spencer Davis Group: Will Spencer Davis Go Pop?

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, May 1966

That's the question people in pop are all asking. Now that Spencer Davis and his group have crashed into pop-land will they go for all-out ...

Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood: A Bird's Eye View of Stevie Winwood

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, January 1967

When a bird like RAVE's Dawn James takes a close look at Stevie Winwood through the magnifying glass of a personal interview, she is surprised. ...

Cat Stevens: Tin Pan Alley Cat

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1967

Songwriter, singer, sometimes loner, sometimes family man — Tin Pan Alley's latest discovery is all these things. RAVE's Dawn James finds out more for you ...

The Walker Brothers: Oh! Brother

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, February 1966

The Walkers... oh brother! They're gorgeous! One of the most handsome groups on the scene. But what goes on beneath those glamorous looks? Who or ...

The Walker Brothers, Scott Walker: New Angle on Engel

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1966

Scott Engel isn't supposed to be talkative. On the contrary, his reputation is that of the loner, the quiet one, the unapproachable. RAVE found him ...

The Who: Who Knows

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, March 1966

Who really knows what the Who are like? RAVE'S Dawn James does. She met them for this very special RAVE interview. ...

The Yardbirds: Five Square Yardbirds

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1965

As with every record, every group has its 'A' and 'B' side. The 'A' side is their 'image' side, the one you always see and ...

The Yardbirds: Now They're Ready For Your Love

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, May 1965

"SOMETIMES WE'D play and it'd be beautiful, and I'd look at the audience and think, 'Re-act, warmth come, love come. Show us we're doing the ...

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Where's The Breakfast?

Report and Interview by Dawn James, Rave, September 1965

Dave Cash and Kenny Everett are known as the Kenny and Cash Combine, and they broadcast on Radio London, 266 Metres, Medium Wave. Their programmes ...

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