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Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson worked in record and book shops and lectured in politics, philosophy and sociology before writing about music for MOJO from 1999. Soon after she became deputy editor on the late MOJO Collections and has also been published in Record Collector, for whom she does their monthly soul column, The Quietus, Planet Rock, Classic Rock Blues and more. Her fiction has been published in the Punk Fiction collection published by Portico. She has compiled CD selections for Motown, Chess and Trojan and overseen Paul Weller’s back catalogue and a series of soul related titles for the Future Noise label. She also heads People Powered concerts and is the founder of the NHS1000Musicians social media campaign. She collects Motown and Trojan 45s and 60s EPs and picture sleeves.

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Georgie Fame: Look Sharp

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, November 2015

IT'S DECEMBER 1962, three sharp dressed GIs are hefting a Hammond organ down the icy steps of the Flamingo, a tiny jazz club on Wardour ...

Robert Finley

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2018

"IT NEVER FELT like it was going to be a life-changing moment," says Robert Finley. "It was just an ordinary Saturday morning, and I was ...

Aretha Franklin: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Retrospective by Lois Wilson, MOJO, February 2017

IT'S THE EVENING of January 24, 1967, downtown Florence, Alabama. Rick Hall, the owner of Fame Studios in nearby Muscle Shoals, is stood in the ...

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham: Do Right Men: Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2016

DAN PENN AND Spooner Oldham still remember the day everything changed. "I was in American Studios in Memphis working on the Box Tops," recalls Penn. ...

Eli "Paperboy" Reed: The Soul Evangelist

Profile and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2010

THE MOST FEROCIOUS BLUE-EYED-SOUL BELTER OF HIS GENERATION FORGED HIS EXULTANT VOCAL STYLE IN A BLACK CHURCH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO. ELI "PAPERBOY" ...

Dusty Springfield: Southern Harmony

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, April 2011

She was one of the greatest vocalists of all time at the height of her powers but for Dusty Springfield the making of Dusty in ...

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