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Kevin Swift

Kevin Swift was a regular contributor to Beat Instrumental in the '60s. If anyone know of Kevin's whereabouts, get in touch

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The Who: The Spectacular Who

Profile by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, May 1965

THE WHO are comprised of three 'wildies' and a 'quiety'. Sick language, of course, but that's the way most people describe this revolutionary London group. ...

Cream: "I'm not a great guitarist," insists Eric Clapton

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, 1966

I CAME face-to-face with the guy who is acknowledged to be the god of British blues guitar in his own small heaven — the top ...

John Entwistle, The Who: Player of the Month: John Entwistle

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, January 1966

THE DARK and deep member of the dynamic Who gets very, very angry when people take hefty swipes at his group for alleged musical incompetence. ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones Report: "We've put a keyboard on every new track"

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, February 1966

DECEMBER saw the end of a hectic tour, there were no more one-nighters to do. But it wasn't the end of the Stones' work Stateside ...

The Small Faces: Player of the Month: Ian McLagan

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, April 1966

HERE'S A bloke who likes to stay in the background. He enjoys keeping just below the surface of the Small Faces' sound, filling in, driving ...

Chris Farlowe, Albert Lee: Player of the Month: Al Lee

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, September 1966

THIS THUNDERBIRD guitarist started playing in 1959. "I suppose it was Lonnie Donegan who started me off," he says. In '60 he was already pro., ...

Peter Green, John Mayall: Player of the Month: Peter Green

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, December 1966

HE'S NOT yet had the pleasure of being in a chart-jumping group nor has he played with any of the very big names. But, nevertheless, ...

Jimi Hendrix: Hendrix The Gen Article

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, March 1967

HE WAS born in Seattle 20 years ago, he plays superb blues guitar, and what's more, he plays it from the heart, not from other ...

Chuck Berry... "A Legend In His Own Time"

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, April 1967

CHUCK BERRY, one of the very few "classic" names. "A legend in his own time!" That, of course, is a well-worn phrase, but there isn't ...

The Beatles, Manfred Mann, Klaus Voormann: Klaus Voorman: Klaus Must Choose

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, May 1967

"I ENJOY my life in music", said Klaus Voorman, opening a discussion on his dual-talent career. He's a brilliant artist, an outstanding musician. How does ...

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