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Richard Green

Richard "The Beast" Green wrote extensively for the NME in the late '60s and early '70s. He died some years ago. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of his family or executors of his estate, please contact us.

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The Hollies: Through? Not The Hollies!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 2 October 1964

LOTS OF PEOPLE said that the Hollies were through because they were taking too long issuing another record. So the Manchester group agreed "We're Through" ...

The Moody Blues: Moody Blues: The Moody Gimmicks

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 26 December 1964

IF THE POSTMAN rat-tat-tats on your front door during the next few days and delivers a round parcel, and you should happen to be a ...

Billy Fury: Billy's Horse — A Film Star Now!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 23 January 1965

AS STANLEY Holloway would say, "Wiv a little bit of luck" Billy Fury should be better off by quite a few quid in three months' ...

Marianne Faithfull: Is Marianne Kidding?

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 27 February 1965

IS MARIANNE Faithfull kidding? A lot of people have been asking that question since she had a hit with 'As Tears Go By', starting doing ...

The Who: A Disturbing Group

Profile by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 6 March 1965

FOUR YOUNG Mods caused a disturbance in a Soho club the other night in which several hundred people were involved. The police were not called ...

The Walker Brothers: The Boy Scout Group

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 13 March 1965

A FORD Thunderbird hot rod and an Austin Healey smashed into each other in Hollywood — and that was the beginning of the Walker Brothers. ...

The Yardbirds: 'We'll Play More Pop'

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 20 March 1965

"RHYTHM AND blues is becoming what trad became and we are going to change some of our numbers." ...

Chuck Jackson: "White Artistes Don't Have The Soul For Blues"

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 3 April 1965

says CHUCK JACKSON to RICHARD GREEN ...

The Who: The Group That Slaughters Their Amplifiers...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 3 April 1965

WITH A name like The Who, any group is bound to attract a certain amount of attention. But anyone who has watched The Who at ...

The Moody Blues: "How the Beatles Helped Us" say the Moody Blues

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 10 April 1965

IT WAS time for a little straight-from-the-shoulder-type talking when the Moody Blues sat down. They had a few things they wanted to get off their ...

Them: The Session That Started It All...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 1 May 1965

ONE RECORDING session. Approximately four or five hours work. That was all it took to produce two smash hits for Them. ...

Burt Bacharach, Manfred Mann: Bacharach helps the Manfreds

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 8 May 1965

RICHARD GREEN TALKS TO THE MANFRED MEN ...

Bob Dylan: Inside Bob Dylan

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 8 May 1965

DYLAN NOW is big business! He ambles and shambles (apparently) through a business that needs his sort of way-out personality. He parries questions, mumbles inconsequently, ...

Screaming Lord Sutch: Sutch — The First Of The Long Hairs Keeps On Rocking

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 8 May 1965

DAVID, LORD Sutch. Third Peer of the Realm of Rock. Profession: Horror singer. Interests: Monsters, werewolves, torture, rock 'n' roll. Ambitions: To star in a ...

The Animals, Alan Price: Animal Change — Full Story

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 15 May 1965

WHILE ALAN Price was relaxing at home in Newcastle, Dave Rowberry, the man who is taking his place with the Animals, was working hard rehearsing ...

Bob Dylan, Donovan: Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 15 May 1965

DONOVAN REVIEWS NEW DYLAN ALBUM! RM Exclusive by Richard Green ...

The Who: 'Their Pop-Art Disc is like Fly Paper!' says WHO manager KIT LAMBERT

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 12 June 1965

IT NOW seems that whenever a solo singer, pop group, orchestra and what have you decides to do something a bit different, that is taken ...

Them: How to Write a Hit...

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 26 June 1965

BUDDING songwriters, your troubles are over! No longer need you sweat and toil with difficult words and lyrics. Stop sending letters to John Lennon now. ...

Marianne Faithfull: Marianne's World Of Dreams

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 24 July 1965

SMUGGLING WINE and cigarettes into England, a pirate TV and radio station, houses in Italy and the Greek Islands. What a strange combination, but all ...

The Beatles: Help! (Parlophone)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 24 July 1965

THIS ALBUM could easily be titled "The Many Moods Of The Beatles". Showcased in fourteen tracks are ballads, rock and roll, folk, country and western ...

The Animals, Graham Bond, Georgie Fame, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Manfred Mann, Spencer Davis Group, Steampacket, The Who, The Yardbirds: The Animals, Georgie Fame, the Who, the Yardbirds, Spencer Davis et al: Fifth National Jazz and Blues Festival, Richmond

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 14 August 1965

RICHMOND RAVE-UP! ...

The Rolling Stones: Out Of Our Heads (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 21 August 1965

The Moodies talk about the Stones ...

Sonny & Cher: Look At Us

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 28 August 1965

SONNY & CHER — THEIR FIRST GREAT L.P.! ...

Big Mama Thornton, Buddy Guy, Dr. Ross, J.B. Lenoir, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Roosevelt Sykes, Walter "Shakey" Horton: J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton et al: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 21 October 1965

WHEN EIGHT blues artistes leap about a stage, blowing harmonicas, thumping drums and piano, playing guitars and singing and shouting their song, it is impossible ...

The Action, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, The Walker Brothers: Walker Brothers, the Action, Jimmy James & the Vagabonds: Birdcage Club, Portsmouth

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 30 October 1965

THE GREAT LET DOWN or what happens when a top group don't turn up... ...

Sir Douglas Quintet: Sir Douglas Rave-Up With Dylan & Jones!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 13 November 1965

THREE O'CLOCK in the morning in New York and most of the inhabitants were asleep in their beds. Down in Greenwich Village, a night club ...

The Beatles: Rubber Soul (Parlophone)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 11 December 1965

(Pssst... here's someone who 
actually DISLIKES
 the new Beatles LP.
 It's RM's Richard 
Green...) ...

Stevie Wonder: Stevie Credits Stones For His Hit...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 5 February 1966

THOUGH THEY may not know it, the Rolling Stones are getting a large share of the credit for the success of Stevie Wonder's 'Uptight'. It ...

The Yardbirds: Folk Fan Sam hopes to Convert other Yardbirds!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 26 February 1966

ALMOST EXACTLY a year ago, Keith Relf told me that the Yardbirds would play more pop music and less of the r-and-b that had made ...

The Small Faces: Small Talk with the Small Faces

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 26 February 1966

Steve and Plonk say some 'nice' things to the RM ...

James Brown, Tom Jones: Tom Jones: Brown's LP Lacks Live Excitement

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 5 March 1966

Opines TOM JONES in this exclusive feature ...

The Rolling Stones: Aftermath (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 16 April 1966

The smash LP of the year? ...

The Who: Roger Decides to Take Up Motor Racing while Pete Tells how he Cut His Hair Off when he was Drunk: Now Read On...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 30 April 1966

IF THE WHO are still the leaders of fashion that they were a few months ago, Henry V hairstyles look like coming back — Pete ...

Bob Dylan: You Name Something, and I'll Protest About It Said Bob Dylan

Report by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 14 May 1966

BOB DYLAN stuck his head through the window, placed his foot on the window ledge and — from outside — asked: "Is anyone in here?" ...

Johnny Cash — The C&W Legend Also Beloved By Rockers

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 21 May 1966

JOHNNY CASH has become almost a country and western legend in the twelve years that he's been recording. Rock 'n' roll fans in this country ...

The Animals: Animalisms (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 21 May 1966

A ROCKIN' ANIMALS LP! ...

Crispian St. Peters: Chelsea (The Football Team) versus Crispian St. Peters

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 11 June 1966

STRANGE BLEATING noises from the rear of a Comet, vague attempts to chat up the stewardess and an almost non-stop barrage of olives and pieces ...

The Yardbirds: Guess What! "I Can't Play a Sitar Properly" says Jeff Beck

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 11 June 1966

NOW THAT Mr. Ravi Shankar is actually in the country, all those funny little Indian shops that flog sitars are in for a good time. ...

Crispian St. Peters: Follow Me (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 25 June 1966

IF IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY, THEN JUDGING BY HIS FIRST LP CRISPIAN ST. PETERS MUST BE ELVIS' BIGGEST FAN... ...

The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds (Columbia)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 23 July 1966

THE YARDBIRDS wrote all the numbers themselves, so they've got the right kind of material here. All the tracks have been produced well and there's ...

Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Alan Price, Geno Washington: Rik Gunnell: The Man Behind Fame and Farlowe

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 30 July 1966

AND IN THE beginning there was Georgie Fame. At least, that more or less how it was for Rik Gunnell. Disregarding the seventh day of ...

The Beatles: Revolver (Parlophone)

Review by Richard Green, Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 30 July 1966

WELL, THIS is it! The latest Beatle LP, aptly called Revolver. The production that blokes like RM's Tony Hall, having been granted advance whispers of some of ...

Solomon Burke: America the Brave...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 6 August 1966

...crashes back with half of the top fifty and some of the most advanced musical ideas. Now soul King Solomon tells of a seamier side ...

Cream: Eric Clapton: 'I'd Say George Harrison Was Good But I Feel It's Paul Telling Him What To Do'

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 13 August 1966

ERIC CLAPTON was walking down the Charing Cross Road, carrying a copy of Revolver and heading for a restaurant used as a hangout for musicians ...

The Hollies, Paul Jones, The Nashville Teens, The New Vaudeville Band, Paul and Barry Ryan: The Hollies, Paul & Barry Ryan, Paul Jones: ABC Cinema, Romford

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 22 October 1966

HYSTERIA FOR HOLLIES ON TOUR ...

Cream: If You're Puzzled Why The Cream Did 'Wrapping Paper' Read This >

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 5 November 1966

"WE DID IT because we didn't want people to put us into a category straight away. We play soft numbers on stage, maybe we'll change ...

Jimi Hendrix: Sex, Gimmicks, And Jimi

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 14 January 1967

TWO ELECTRIC guitars continued happily emitting sounds as Jimi Hendrix left the stage at Bromley Court Hotel last week. Considering the number of indignities the ...

Jeff Beck, Roy Orbison, Paul and Barry Ryan, The Small Faces: Roy Orbison, Small Faces: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 11 March 1967

ORBISON THE STAR ...

The Beatles, Manfred Mann, Klaus Voormann: Klaus Voorman: Mann Talk

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 30 September 1967

EVER SINCE the days of '5-4-3-2-1', Manfred Mann has been improving. Until it has now reached the stage where it can either change it's style ...

Traffic: Dave Quits?

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 December 1967

THE BIRTH of the Traffic was this year after months of planning and searching and getting themselves together.  ...

The Foundations: Foundation Clem Reveals Popland's 'Black Spots'

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 9 March 1968

MENTION SCOTLAND to Clem Curtis and he grimaces. Mention Ireland and you get an "Oh man" reply, with an anguished expression. But mention Amsterdam and ...

Jeff Beck: What Do The Fans Want From Me? Pleads Jeff Beck

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 9 March 1968

TO THOSE who remember the raving old days at the Richmond Crawdaddy with "geezers" hanging from the rafters in ecstasy whenever Eric "Slowhand" Clapton did ...

The Bee Gees, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Foundations, Grapefruit: Big Night For The Bee Gees: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, 6 April 1968

Concert review by Keith Altham ...

Reparata & the Delrons: Sets of Three

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 13 April 1968

'Captain' hit big surprise for Reparata ...

Bobby Goldsboro: Before 'Honey' I Had Almost Given Up Hope, Says Bobby Goldsboro

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 4 May 1968

HIT AFTER HIT has been written by Bobby Goldsboro, but for other people as far as Britain is concerned. His own songs have taken him ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Clubs Give Sly And Family First Hit

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 July 1968

ANOTHER example of discotheques and clubs turning a little-known group into a hit outfit comes in the shape of Sly and the Family Stone who ...

Tommy James & the Shondells: Tommy James & The Shondells: The Chart Toppers Phone NME From New York

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 July 1968

TOMMY JAMES and the Shondells are going into the studios this week to record some new Beatle songs and one of them may be their ...

O.C. Smith: Tired But Amiable O.C

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 3 August 1968

THE COLOUR problem in America is, of course, far worse than it is here. Pop music, however, has alleviated some of the tension, according to ...

Richard Green Takes You Out To An In-Party! At The Revolution In London

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 3 August 1968

GO DOWN TO the Revolution, we thought. Take a photographer and get some pictures of the star names. And what a night we picked! It ...

Arthur Brown, Ginger Baker, Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, John Mayall, Marmalade, The Nice, Spencer Davis Group, Tim Rose, Traffic, Tyrannosaurus Rex: NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

Traffic Lights a Big Success

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 7 September 1968

Observe four old young men known just as Traffic/Suffer their tedious setting the stage/Then hark to their magical music and live it/And when the fuzz ...

Traffic: Traffic (Island)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 September 1968

GREAT TRAFFIC LP ...

Fat Mattress, Jimi Hendrix: In the name of pop music NME's RICHARD GREEN suffers a... NOEL REDDING EXPERIENCE

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 5 October 1968

IT IS VERY unlikely that the Editor will send me to Biafra to cover the war for the NME or that I shall be asked ...

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (Dir. Don Pennebaker)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 16 November 1968

Evil genius? Volatile? Merciless? Hydra headed Monster? Film shows other side of Bob Dylan ...

Joe Cocker: Hit Single Was Just A Fluke

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 November 1968

New LP is much more important he tells RICHARD GREEN ...

Love Sculpture: Amen's Andy Tipped Love Sculpture

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 7 December 1968

AMEN CORNER'S Andy Fairweather-Low has recently been bending my ear about a Welsh trio called Love Sculpture who, he felt sure, were going to be ...

Hair: Not a Show for the Sqeamish — for Audience or the Cast!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 February 1969

WHATEVER the Lord Chamberlain may have thought about Hair, its message and content, the cast agree on one thing — it is not a shocking ...

Otis Redding: Bound To Be A Big Hit: Otis Redding: The Dock Of The Bay (Atco)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 7 June 1969

IT'S ALMOST a waste of time to review an Otis Redding album: everybody already knows how great he was. ...

The Lovin' Spoonful: Revelation: Revolution '69 (Kama Sutra)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 7 June 1969

MY, HOW THE Spoonful have changed since the days of John Sebastian and the lunatical Zalman Yanovsky. ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger Talks To NME About The New Stone, The Ex Stone, And Two Albums

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 June 1969

"WE'D KNOWN for a few months that Brian wasn't keen; he wasn't enjoying himself and it got to the stage where we had to sit ...

Sam & Dave: Sam and Dave: Double Trouble (Atlantic)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 June 1969

ANYONE who's ever seen Sam and Dave on stage will appreciate just how hard the dynamic duo work. ...

Blodwyn Pig, The Nice, Ten Years After: The Nice, Blodwyn Pig, Ten Years After: Bath Festival, Somerset

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 5 July 1969

RICHARD GREEN says ROCKING NICE HIT ...

Billy Preston: Billy's a Natural

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 12 July 1969

IF EVER there was a "natural" for the charts, Billy Preston's 'That's The Way God Planned It' — which enters this week at No. 19 ...

The Beach Boys: Beach Boy Mike Would Love To Convert You

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 26 July 1969

Richard Green Tries A Spot Of Meditation ...

Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Sighs Her Way To Charts!

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 August 1969

IT'S ALL VERY well for people to scream and shout that the BBC won't play their records enough, thus giving them no chance of becoming ...

The Band, Bob Dylan, Bonzo Dog Band, Fat Mattress, Joe Cocker, The Moody Blues, The Nice, The Who: Bob Dylan et al: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 6 September 1969

200,000 roar approval including John, George, Ringo and wives! But Dylan didn't quite sink Isle of Wight, reports Richard Green ...

Cher: 3614 Jackson Highway (Atco mono and stereo 228 026; 37s 6d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 13 September 1969

WITH THREE Bob Dylan songs, one by Steve Stills and another by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, Cher has a pretty good mixture — and ...

Johnny Cash: Country Boy

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 20 September 1969

Hard life of the legendary folk star ...

Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg: At Home with Sounds of Love star Jane

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 September 1969

IT'S ALL VERY well to have a public image of a fun-loving, "anything goes" girl about town, but in private life things can be very ...

The Nice: Nice: Good Music & Showmanship Is Their Formula For Success

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 September 1969

MUSICAL COMPETENCE and showmanship rarely go hand-in-hand. At least, if they do, one often takes precedence over the other and the overall effect is one ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Sings The Country Music Hall Of Fame Hits Vol. 1 and 2 (Mercury)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 11 October 1969

Jerry Lee's good examples ...

The Kinks: Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (Pye mono and stereo NPL 1837; 37s 5d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 11 October 1969

KINKS WITH POP OPERA ...

Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Harry J All Stars, The Pioneers: Three New Entries Give Reggae (all on Trojan) Strong Hold on the Chart

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 November 1969

JUST HOW firm a hold reggae is taking on the charts is demonstrated this week by the arrival in the NME Top Thirty of three ...

Mighty Baby: Mighty Baby (Head stereo playable mono. HDLS 6002. 39s. lid.)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 29 November 1969

MIGHTY BABY comprises five young men who have been playing in various groups for a number of years and who have now combined to produce ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed (Decca mono and stereo SKL/LK 5025; 37s 6d, Released December 5)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 29 November 1969

GREAT STONES ALBUM! Declares RICHARD GREEN ...

David Ackles: Subway To The Country (Elektra stereo EKS 74060; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 January 1970

DAVID ACKLES seems to have a preoccupation with gloom, doom and disaster when writing songs, but it usually turns out that numbers written in that ...

The Bar-Kays: Soul Finger (Atco stereo 228 030; 37s 6d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 January 1970

THE INFLUENCE that Booker T. and the MG's have had on this five-piece outfit is obvious, but the Bar-Kays haven't quite got it together in ...

The Nice: RICHARD GREEN spends a hectic weekend with NICE In Paris

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 31 January 1970

WHAT DO you have to do to have 'Granada' sung in your left ear by three Spaniards at 5.30 on a Sunday morning and a ...

Top Of The Pops: Are These The Two Most Frighteningly Powerful Men In Pop?

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 7 February 1970

PROBABLY ONLY one in a thousand teenagers have the vaguest ideas who Mel Cornish and Stanley Dorfmann are, but in the pop record business they ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 10 February 1970

SUPER CONCERT! ...

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires: Byron Lee is Jamaican Idol

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 February 1970

RELATIVELY unknown in this country, except to West Indians, Byron Lee is one of Jamaica's biggest attractions. In fact, he is to the Jamaicans what ...

Lee Marvin Now Top 20 'Star'!

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 February 1970

IT'S ALL very well to go round saying pigs can't fly, but who can honestly say that they expected to see Lee Marvin in the ...

The Nice: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 February 1970

NICE VERSATILITY IS LIMITLESS ...

Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash — The Man, His World, His Music (Dir. Robert Elfstrom, Verité Production)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 21 February 1970

DON'T MISS THIS JOHNNY CASH FILM advises RICHARD GREEN ...

Ronnie Hawkins: Mid-Rock Man Hawkins Found John & Yoko Silent Guests

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 28 February 1970

JOHN LENNON spent several days as a guest at Ronnie Hawkins' secluded country house in Canada prior to, during and following the peace concert. Yoko ...

Syd Barrett: Syd Speaks Out — At Last!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 March 1970

IT WOULDN'T BE as far-fetched as it sounds to say that what Bo Diddley was to the rock and roll scene, Pink Floyd were to ...

Renaissance: They Want You To Listen

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 21 March 1970

FOR PURELY personal reasons I think the nicest thing about Renaissance is Jane Relf, but as as a music journalist I must own up and ...

Taste: Trio Gives Taste More Challenge

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Melody Maker, 25 March 1970

TASTE ARE JUST starting to become a very hot property in England and on the continent, already having conquered the Irish fans. All the trappings and ...

Taste: Trio Gives Taste More Challenge

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 28 March 1970

TASTE ARE just starting to become a very hot property in England and on the Continent, already having conquered the Irish fans. All the trappings ...

Black Sabbath Have Nothing To Do With Spooks! says Lead Guitar Tony

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 4 April 1970

A NUMBER of pop groups seem to have decided that it's the in-thing these days to meddle in black magic and present their version of ...

The Flock, It's a Beautiful Day, Taj Mahal, Santana, Steamhammer, Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter, Flock, Steamhammer, Santana, It's A Beautiful Day, Taj Mahal: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 25 April 1970

ROCKERS TAKE OVER FOR A NIGHT ...

Blodwyn Pig: Blodwyn's Mixed Audiences Means They Sometimes Get Mobbed

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 2 May 1970

AND THEY LIKE IT, ADMITS JACK LANCASTER ...

The Who: Live At Leeds (Track stereo 2406 001; 42s 6d).

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 16 May 1970

BRILLIANT WHO ...

Woodstock (Dir. Michael Wadleigh, Warner Bros.)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 May 1970

WOODSTOCK — BEST FILM EVER MADE ABOUT POP ...

Buck Owens And His Buckaroos: Tall Dark Stranger (Capitol stereo E-ST 212; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

BUCK OWENS is regarded very highly by country-and –western people, performers and customers alike, and his albums sell consistently well. Unfortunately, he has never had ...

Amen Corner, Fair Weather: Fair Weather: Andy Pleads, Don't Scream At Me Any More

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

WHEN DOZENS of emotional young girls screamed and hysterically rushed the stage in a vague attempt to grab hold of Andy Fairweather Low, the singer ...

Christine Perfect/McVie: For Christine, Hard Work Hasn't Made Perfect

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

HARD WORK is not always rewarded, as Christine Perfect is unfortunately finding out. Since leaving Chicken Shack to spend more time with her husband, Fleetwood ...

Ginger Baker, Black Sabbath, Colosseum, Family, Jose Feliciano, Grateful Dead, Screaming Lord Sutch, Traffic, Tony Joe White: Grateful Dead, Traffic, Black Sabbath, Jose Feliciano et al: Hollywood Music Festival, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

PEACEFUL FESTIVAL OF GOOD MUSIC ...

The Nice: Five Bridges (Charisma, stereo CAS 1014; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

End of Nice ...

Various Artists: Woodstock (Atlantic, stereo 2663001; 150s)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970

Monster albums from Woodstock ...

Audience, Van Der Graaf Generator: Van Der Graaf Generator, Audience: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 6 June 1970

CONCERT SUCCESS OF TWO GROUPS ...

Diana Ross Doesn't Miss Supremes

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 4 July 1970

DIANA ROSS is a supremely confident person. She has progressed from being a member of just another Tamla Motown group called the Supremes, to making ...

Humble Pie: NME Crashes in on Stevie...

Review and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 July 1970

...to do a track-by track on Humble Pie latest album ...

Traffic Rarin' To Grow

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 August 1970

WHATEVER analytical terms are used by people in attempting to define Traffic's music, however many superlatives are attached to the group and among the hundreds ...

Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (Island stereo ILPS 9116; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 August 1970

THE FIRST Traffic album for far too long consists of a mere six tracks. This is not a bad thing though because each one is ...

Deep Purple: Rock Album Solved Deep Purple Rift

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 22 August 1970

RECORDING AN album of rock did Deep Purple a lot more good than most people realize. It solved a lot of personal problems that arose ...

Blodwyn Pig: Why Mick Decided He Had To Jilt Blodwyn

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 22 August 1970

THE VARIOUS antics of Mick Abrahams ceased to amaze me months ago. The lad is a natural comedian with a wide range of goonish voices ...

Bread Aim to be One of the World's Top Five Groups

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 29 August 1970

DAVID GATES FLIES IN AND CHATS TO RICHARD GREEN ...

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (stereo A&M SP 6002; 59s. 11d.)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 5 September 1970

Fantastic, fiery Cocker ...

The Mothers Of Invention: The Mothers of Invention: Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 12 September 1970

IF YOU'RE A Frank Zappa fan eagerly awaiting the album with the new line-up, don't be fooled into thinking that Weasels Ripped My Flesh is ...

Eric Burdon, War: Eric Burdon & War: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 19 September 1970

BURDON AND WAR: BEST LIVE BAND WE'VE EVER SEEN ...

Black Sabbath Win Struggle Against Black Magic Tag

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 26 September 1970

BY RICHARD GREEN WHO ALSO REVIEWS PARANOID LP ...

Jimi Hendrix: Goodbye, Jimi

Obituary by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 26 September 1970

A tribute by Richard Green, who once worked with him ...

Bob Dylan: New Morning (CBS)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 24 October 1970

DYLAN'S NEW LP NOT UP TO EXPECTATIONS — but it's still good! ...

Emerson Lake & Palmer: Emerson Lake And Palmer: Emerson Lake And Palmer (Island stereo ILPS 9132, 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 21 November 1970

ANYONE WHO still thinks that Emerson Lake and Palmer are a cheap imitation of the Nice should give this album a spin and be proven ...

Eric Burdon, War: Burdon Led The Wildest War Party In Paris

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 January 1971

FOR ONCE, the fashion writers have got it right — women's shorts are catching on, in Paris at least. And while the birds are gettin' ...

Eric Burdon, War: Eric Burdon & War: The Black-Man's Burdon (Liberty stereo LDS 84003/4. 69s)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 January 1971

Burdon whips up a storm ...

War: Big Apple, Brighton

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 13 February 1971

OVER THREE hundred fans queued for their money back at Brighton's mammoth Big Apple on Saturday night when promoter Brian Mason announced that War would ...

Lynn Anderson: Pssst! Don't tell the British that Lynn sings Country!

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 20 March 1971

SUCH IS THE stigma attached to country music by a large number of people in Britain that before Lynn Anderson left America she was warned ...

Jimi Hendrix: The Cry Of Love (Track stereo 2408 101 £2.40)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 March 1971

Not the best Hendrix ...

Olivia Newton John, Toomorrow: Olivia Newton John: Olivia Emerges from Shambles of Toomorrow

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 March 1971

"EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! James Bond man launches new supergroup! Toomorrow tipped for the top!" Remember all that carry-on a few months ago ...

Eggs Over Easy: Meet the Band: Eggs Over Easy

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 10 April 1971

WHEN AN invitation to a cultural evening at the American Embassy dropped on my desk my first thought was that someone was playing a merry ...

The Byrds: ? — Time with the Byrds

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 8 May 1971

conducted by Richard Green ...

Deep Purple: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 8 May 1971

THIS COULD easily be a review consisting entirely of superlatives, but it wouldn't be so easy to understand unless you were actually at the Roundhouse ...

Black Sabbath: Following Recent Sensational London Concert Black Sabbath Admit...

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 8 May 1971

...U.S. tour got us together we're into some nice things now ...

Emerson Lake & Palmer: Emerson, Lake And Palmer: Tarkus (Island I LPS 9155; £2.15)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 12 June 1971

'ELP OUR EARDRUMS ...

Deep Purple: Iceland Gives Deep Purple (and our Richard Green) a Hot Reception!

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 26 June 1971

There may be snow on peaks but there's fire down below! ...

Black Sabbath: Simple and Basic

Interview by Richard Green, Hit Parader, July 1971

"ONE OF the biggest problems with the music scene today is the kids that try to read things into songs." ...

Deep Purple: Pop Snobbery

Interview by Richard Green, Hit Parader, July 1971

POP SNOBBERY. According to Ian Gillan, of Deep Purple, it's when groups get so selective in their attitude towards work that they cut their dates ...

Bread: Manna (Elektra EKX 74086; £2.15).

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 10 July 1971

BREAD AN OPEN QUESTION ...

The Edgar Broughton Band: Edgar Broughton Band: Edgar Broughton Band (Harvest SHVL 791; £2.40)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 10 July 1971

Lighter Broughton ...

Humble Pie: America Makes a Cookin' Pie, Britain the Humble Crumble

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 24 July 1971

STEVE MARRIOTT in U.S. talks to RICHARD GREEN ...

The James Gang: James Gang Ride On Their Own

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 24 July 1971

IT WAS through the auspices of Pete Townshend that the James Gang toured Britain with the Who last year. They made some impact, but suffered ...

Black Sabbath: Master Of Reality (Vertigo 6360 050; £2.30)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 14 August 1971

BLACK SABBATH were rightly pleased when, at their Royal Albert Hall concert a few months ago, they were presented with a gold disc for sales ...

Rory Gallagher: The Influences Behind His Unique Guitar Playing

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 21 August 1971

HARDLY a day goes by without someone or other phoning the NME and saying: "I've got the next Hendrix" or "My band's gonna blow your ...

Deep Purple: Guildhall, Portsmouth

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

LITTLE DID the capacity crowd at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday night know just how new Deep Purple's opening number 'Highway Star' really was. On the ...

Terry Reid: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

OH, WHAT a good 'un Terry Reid has become. I hadn't seen him for something over a year until his Queen Elizabeth Hall concert last ...

Johnny Cash: Cash Conference

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 25 September 1971

Sun Records have Cash, Presley, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins tapes locked in vault ...

The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, the Carter Family, the Statler Brothers: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 25 September 1971

THE LEGEND that has grown up around Johnny Cash got its first in-person airing in Britain for three years at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on ...

The Carpenters, Labi Siffre: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 2 October 1971

MUSICALLY THE Carpenters are a very pleasing group and the selection of numbers they played at their Royal Albert Hall concert on Friday were well ...

John Sebastian, The Who: The Who: Surrey University, Guildford

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 16 October 1971

OO'S GOT THE most exciting stage act in the world, then? The 'Oo, that's 'oo. And 'ow do I know? 'Cause I know all about ...

The Beach Boys: Surf's Up

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 6 November 1971

COULD THE BEACH BOYS actually be doing a Moody Blues? The whole theme of this is: the world might be in a pretty dismal state ...

B.B. King, Freddie King: B.B. King and Freddie King: Kings Of The Blues

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 11 December 1971

Two bluesmen who have become living legends talk about their careers and the state of the blues today. And B.B. King and Freddie King both ...

Deep Purple: Machine Head (Purple)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 April 1972

Purple: what we've got is a lot ...

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