Tag Archives: Ray Davies

Delivering the late bloomer’s last rider – the Ron Sexsmith interview

The morning I spoke to Ron Sexsmith, he was in the pensive frame of mind I might have expected. Despite leaving his adopted city of Toronto for a new base 90 miles away in Stratford, Ontario, barely a week before, … Continue reading

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Discovering the roots of Nine Below Zero – the Dennis Greaves interview

  When I got through to Nine Below Zero front-man, guitarist and vocalist Dennis Greaves, he just happened to be doing a little shopping in South East London. “I’m in Lidl in Lewisham, doing my domestics! I’ve gone out to … Continue reading

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Meeting Himself, coming back – the Gilbert O’Sullivan interview

According to my battered copy of British Record Charts 1955-1979, Gilbert O’Sullivan sold more UK singles than any other solo male artist in 1972, seeing off the likes of fellow top-10 acts Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Donny Osmond, David Cassidy … Continue reading

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Reliving The Kinks’ golden years – the Mick Avory interview

He may have been outside The Kinks for three decades now, but Mick Avory was there when it mattered, overseeing a happening 20-year period with this most quintessential English outfit. While it was his difficult relationship with guitarist Dave Davies … Continue reading

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Glad to be back – the Tom Robinson interview

You’d be forgiven for thinking Tom Robinson’s direct participation in the music business was way behind him. But it turns out that’s not the case. Regular listeners to BBC Radio 6 Music know Tom well, and those of us a … Continue reading

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Still singing and playing the blues – the Tom McGuinness interview

Uh-huh … it was The Manfreds’ Tom McGuinness on the phone, speaking from his home in Cambridgeshire before his latest UK tour. And as well as covering this veteran guitarist and songwriter’s days in Manfred Mann, The Blues Band, McGuinness … Continue reading

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