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Vicki Wickham

Vicki Wickham

Vicki Wickham is a manager, entertainment producer, and songwriter who wrote for Melody Maker and other publications in the '60s. She is most known for producing the 1960s British television show Ready Steady Go!, and managing well known pop/soul acts Labelle and Dusty Springfield. She also wrote (with Simon Napier-Bell) the English lyrics to Springfield's only British #1 hit 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me', adapted from the Italian song Io che non vivo senza te. She co-wrote Dusty's biography Dancing with Demons with Penny Valentine. Vicki Wickham was also the Fashion Consultant for the monthly The MOD magazine issued at the start of 1964, the Editor was Albert Hand.

Caroline Sullivan meets Vicki in 1999

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Vicki Wickham's Pop Guide To London

Guide by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, 3 October 1964

If you live in London or just come visiting — here's where to find the stars. ...

The Rolling Stones: Wow! It's The Stones On R.S.G.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, 3 October 1964

FRIDAY morning — Ready, Steady, Go! day. I'm late again, so take a taxi to work to try to redeem myself. At Television House I say good-morning ...

The Beatles: Big Four on T.V.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, 21 November 1964

"Hello, whack. What a rush, but we're here. Is there possibly anything to eat — we're starving?" It could only be The Beatles. ...

The Beach Boys: In The Space Age Will It Be Surf?

Report and Interview by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, 15 January 1965

Will it be Surf in the Space Age? Well, The Beach Boys are pioneers of this new sound. They combine the satin-smooth feeling of the ...

Dusty Springfield, P.J. Proby, The Rolling Stones: Stars Come Out At Night On The Scene

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, 22 May 1965

THE MUSIC has stopped. The stage lights are dimmed. The screaming fans have gone home. What happens to the pop stars when it's all over ...

The Animals, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Ike & Tina Turner, The Walker Brothers, Dionne Warwick: RSG RIP: Another pop show bites the dust!

Report by Vicki Wickham, uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, 19 November 1966

Ready, Steady Go! Editor Vicki Wickham reviews highlights of the TV aeries that ends on December 23 ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 13 June 1970

Flowerpower returns to the Fillmore ...

Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Hollies: CSN&Y: Nash: We May Fight, But Music Wins...

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 20 June 1970

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH and YOUNG finished their week-long, triumphant stint at the New York Fillmore and were joined for a huge celebration party at the ...

The Who: Metropolitan Opera House, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 20 June 1970

Ten-dollar seats for The Who! ...

John Phillips, The Mamas and The Papas: John Phillips: At The Bitter End

Report and Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 12 September 1970

IN THE mid-60s, when lots of weird and strange sounds were filtering across from California and the West Coast of America, one very hip vocal ...

Cream, Mountain: The Ascent Of Mountain

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 15 May 1971

MOUNTAIN ARE Felix Pappalardi on bass, Leslie West on guitar, Steve Knight, keyboard, and Corky Laing on drums. ...

Nina Simone: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

Nina the leader ...

Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack: Roberta Flack: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

I KNOW I'VE said it all before, but here we go again: Roberta Flack's concert at Carnegie Hall was so enjoyable. Visually, when she starts ...

Baby Washington, The Intruders, Wilson Pickett: Wilson Pickett: Apollo Theatre, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

EX-TEMPTATIONS man, Eddie Kendricks, now solo, was due to open and debut his act at The Apollo but at the eleventh hour he cancelled out saying "the ...

Stevie Wonder: Carnegie Hall, New York

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 17 February 1973

GODAMN IT! You would think the President of a record company would know better — especially the President of Motown Records. ...

Donny Hathaway: Donny's Return

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 24 February 1973

NEW YORK — DONNY HATHAWAY hasn't been around for several months, so it was nice to see him back in New York, looking good and recording ...

Al Green: Sweet Soul: Al Green

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Rock Scene, September 1973

NEW YORK — AL Green is the man who has put the word "sweet" back into soul music. He's the singer who in the space ...

Yoko Ono: Yoko's A No-No: Yoko Ono: Kenny's Castaways, New York

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 3 November 1973

NEW YORK: I still haven't figured out what is "inside" everyone that makes them not only want to sing, but to so firmly believe they ...

Stevie Wonder: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 6 April 1974

Night of Wonder ...

Ashford & Simpson: Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Black Music, May 1974

NICKOLAS ASHFORD and Valerie Simpson have, of course, been writing great songs for years. Songs like 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'Reach Out And Touch ...

Larry Graham, The Isley Brothers: Isley Brothers, Graham Central Station: Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 7 December 1974

NEW YORK: Graham Central Station kicked off the show at the Felt Forum last Sunday with their brand of Sly funk They aren't really like ...

The Temptations: Uris Theatre, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, 7 December 1974

NEW YORK: The Temptations at The Uris on Broadway should have been an event — but instead it was a backwards step, just like going ...

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