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Tracy Thomas

Tracy Thomas was one of the NME's US correspondents in the mid-'60s. We are anxious to contact Tracy or any relatives, so if you can help, let us know.

31 articles

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Len Barry, The Dovells, Bobby Vee: NMExclusive Interview with Len Barry

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 19 November 1965

...who talks about the disc nobody thought would make it! ...

The Beach Boys: Beach Boy Brian Solo — Has Stand-In With Group!

Report and Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 11 March 1966

IMAGINE THE Stones planning their next British tour, knowing that Mick was going to stay in London and write songs! Or what if Spencer Davis ...

The Beach Boys: Meanwhile... What's BRIAN Doing Back at Base?

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 18 November 1966

WHILE THE Beach Boys are rocking Europe, BB-mastermind Brian Wilson, has not been resting on his and their laurels! ...

The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Chad & Jeremy, The Lovin' Spoonful, Percy Sledge: The Beach Boys, Lovin' Spoonful, Percy Sledge, The Byrds, Chad & Jeremy: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 1 July 1966

SOUND MARS SPECTACULAR ...

The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson: Beach Boy a Day: Brian — Loved or Loathed Genius

Profile by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 28 January 1967

IF YOU should ever meet Brian Wilson, you would either take to him or despise him immediately. His continual drive for a new "kick" would ...

The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson: The Beach Boys: Danger Spice Of Dennis' Life

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 24 December 1966

A Beach Boy a Day by Tracy Thomas ...

The Beatles: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WA; Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA; Candlestick Park, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 2 September 1966

Meanwhile, back in California... ...

James Brown Shined Shoes Here!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 22 July 1966

"SHINE, MISTER?" a tiny shoeshine boy called after a passing businessman, who dismissed him with a shake of his head. The young Negro sighed and ...

James Brown: Brown Excitement

Report and Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 22 July 1966

THERE WAS excitement both inside and outside of the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Sunday, when the James Brown Show played to an audience of ...

Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Doors, Hugh Masekela, Peter, Paul & Mary: Peter, Paul & Mary, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield: Valley Music Centre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 4 March 1967

P, P & M protest ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 6 January 1968

Butterfield come-back ...

The Doors, Jefferson Airplane: Jeffersons, Doors are Tops

Profile by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 2 September 1967

LET ME TELL you about the two groups which are currently the most popular in America: the Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Both have been playing ...

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (dir. D.A. Pennebaker)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 17 June 1967

BOB DYLAN'S first and only movie (so far) called Don't Look Back is currently being screened at an "underground" theatre in San Francisco, where it ...

The Everly Brothers: Everlys Thrilled Over British Tour

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 9 July 1965

"WE'RE looking so much forward to going back to Britain," exclaimed Don Everly on the phone from Decorah, Iowa, to my office in California. "We're ...

Lester Flatt, Hearts & Flowers, Earl Scruggs: Flatt & Scruggs, Hearts & Flowers: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 26 February 1967

Down in the dumps ...

Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas and The Papas, The Who: Mamas & The Papas, The Who, Jimi Hendrix et al: Monterey Pop Festival, Monterey CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 1 July 1967

Who, Jimi win high praise ...

The Monkees: Monkees' Headquarters

Review by June Harris, Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 27 May 1967

MONKEES' NEW LP TRACK-BY-TRACKFrom June Harris & Tracy Thomas in America ...

The Monkees, Ike & Tina Turner: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 24 June 1967

WELCOME MONKEES! And here is a preview of what you may see at Wembley... ...

Wilson Pickett — Stones, Tom Jones Fan!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 1 October 1965

"I WAS SITTING on the front porch picking at my guitar and singing. This neighbour boy came up and asked me to play some more. ...

Elvis Presley: A Word Picture Of Elvis

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 18 February 1967

His girl friend lives with his granny in here ► says next-door neighbour ...

Elvis Presley: Elvis' Wedding Secrets

Report by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 13 May 1967

IT WAS 9.40 am on the morning of May 1 that Elvis Presley, the highest salaried male movie star in the world married Priscilla Ann ...

Otis Redding: Tracy Thomas discovers Stones Knock Otis Out!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 31 December 1965

THEY call James Brown, "Mr. Dynamite," Roy Head is known as "Mr. Rubber Legs." But the title "Mr. Soul" belongs exclusively to Otis Redding, one ...

The Righteous Brothers: Brothers Riding High!

Report and Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 20 August 1965

"BILL and Bob are thrilled about their New York stay," Karen Medley, wife of Righteous Brother Bill Medley, revealed to me in a telephone conversation. ...

The Rolling Stones: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 5 August 1966

Stones a hit at Bowl ...

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs: Sam The Sham Has Sung In Opera!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 30 July 1965

Special from Tracy Thomas in Hollywood ...

Simon & Garfunkel: New to the Charts: Enter the intellectual S & G!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 8 April 1966

"LIFE IS like a game. Everyone keeps trying to find out how to win. If you stopped trying to discover this, life would be nothing." ...

Percy Sledge: EXHAUSTED! — That's The Price Percy Sledge Is Paying

Profile and Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 8 July 1966

Special from Tracy Thomas in Hollywood ...

The Temptations: The Trip, Los Angeles, CA

Live Review by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 19 August 1966

Temptations go well at Los Angeles' Trip club ...

Ike & Tina Turner: Tina Turner Peels Potatoes as She Raves Over 'River Deep'

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 15 July 1966

"I WAS knocked out by 'River Deep' the first time I heard it," exclaimed Tina Turner, peeling potatoes over the sink of her Los Angeles ...

Ike & Tina Turner: Tracy Thomas, in Hollywood, visits the Exciting Turner Family

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 22 July 1966

THE TINY stage is packed; ten musicians in sleek, blue suits; the three young, pretty Ikettes in pop-art dresses; Ike Turner in more casual, but ...

Andy Williams: Delighted Andy Williams Says Proudly Now I'm a British Pop Star!

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 22 October 1965

NMExclusive interview in Hollywood byTRACY THOMAS ...

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