Interview transcripts from the folk-rock archive

This constantly expanding feature will present complete transcripts with 1960s folk-rockers. These comprise a vault of information for the serious fan; you won't find them anywhere else.

Click beneath to access lengthy Q&As with:

Larry Beckett: as lyricist, the closest lifelong collaborator and friend of Tim Buckley

Bruce Botnick: veteran engineer/producer discusses his work with Love, whose 1967 classic Forever Changes he co-produced with Love leader Arthur Lee

Joe Boyd: the major producer of early British folk-rock, working on albums by Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, and the Incredible String Band

Chris Darrow: one of several multi-instrumentalists in Kaleidoscope, the group that mixed folk, rock, and world music

Judy Henske: talks about her early Elektra recordings, including the classic folk-rock precursor "High Flying Bird," and work with Jack Nitzsche

Chris Hillman: the original bassist in the Byrds, and co-founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, looks back at the birth of both folk-rock and country-rock

Bruce Langhorne: premier folk-rock session guitarist talks about his contributions to the recordings of Richard & Mimi Fariña, Bob Dylan, and others

Iain Matthews: one of the singers in Fairport Convention's first lineup assesses the band's early days of Fairport Convention

Barry McGuire: remembers not just "Eve of Destruction," but also the Mamas & the Papas, P.F. Sloan, Lou Adler, and Fred Neil

Barry Melton: Country Joe & the Fish's guitarist on the transition from acoustic folk to electric folk-rock and psychedelia

Tom Paxton: the renowned socially conscious '60s singer-songwriter on his early work, Elektra Records, Bob Dylan, and more

John Sebastian: one of the major 1960s folk-rock giants speaks about his work with the influential singer-songwriter Fred Neil

Peter Stampfel: zany roots music maestro in the Holy Modal Rounders

Shel Talmy: known most for producing the Who and the Kinks, here he discusses his work with major British folk-rockers the Pentangle and Roy Harper

Sylvia Tyson: half of Ian & Sylvia, the important 1960s folk-duo and influence upon a generation of early folk-rockers

You can also link to the Perfect Sound Forever website for my interviews with:

Irwin Silber: the editor of Sing Out!, the leading American folk magazine, during folk-rock's controversial birth in the mid-1960s

Robin Williamson: along with Mike Heron, mainstay of Scottish psychedelic folk-rock minstrels the Incredible String Band

The Kaleidoscope website has my interview with:

Chester Crill: another of the multi-instrumentalists in Kaleidoscope, the most eclectic folk-rock group.

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