New Musical Express | February 1955

  4 February 1955  
Wedge, Pip Hunting Lions, He Found a Hit [Story of Stuart Hamblen, prize-fighter to bronco-buster to songwriter] 3
n.a. Book-Selling Chain Will Sell U.S. Cut-Price Discs [First records from Kopelman's project will be on sale by the end of the month] 6
Sonin, Ray The NME Scores a Great Century [Sales of NME exceed 100,000 largest circulation in the world of a musical paper, history of NME] 6-7
n.a. Spotlight on Our Poll-Winners [Eric Delaney, Johnny Dankworth, Don Lusher, Johnny Hawksworth, Harry Klein] 8
Vince, Peter All-Girls' Latin-American Band in Variety [Reviews debut performance of Elizabeth Lipton and her All-Girls Latin-American Orchestra 9
Hentoff, Nat Straight Actor Johnnie Ray Launches New Disc on TV [Ray appears on CBS drama and introduces "Paths of Paradise"] 9
Wedge, Pip ...And Scores a Big Hit in His Latest Film [Reviews Ray in "There's No Business Like Show Business"] 9
n.a. FOCUS on U.S. Record Company Opening Here with Cut-Price Hit Discs [Interviews with musicians, producers, people on the street about Kopelman's plan] 10
Wedge, Don Betty Reilly Triumphs [Reviews Reilly's debut British performance] 10
  11 February 1955  
n.a. To the NME [Selection of tributes cabled to the NME, recounts milestone record-sales celebration] 3
n.a. BBC Negotiating for Stan Kenton or Lionel Hampton for "Festival of Dance Music" [Statement from Jim Davidson of BBC about attempts to get a big personality for concert] 6
n.a. NME Presenting New Malcolm Mitchell Band Debut at Royal Albert Hall, March 20th [Details of concert and ticket information] 7
Dees, Joseph The Boy from Boston Who Spots the Hits [Reviews radio show "Music in the Night" and interviews disc jockey Jack Terry] 8
Hentoff, Nat Will a Heavyweight Boxer Be the New Johnnie Ray? [Bio of American ballad sensation Roy Hamilton] 10
Wedge, Don The Juke Box Era Hits Britain [Juke box business in Britain, history and statements] 10
  18 February 1955  
Hentoff, Nat Eddie Fisher Talks to the NME [Talks about his show on NBC, his career, his interests] 3
n.a. Dave Whitfield to States for Easter TV [Return to Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town"] 7
n.a. U.S. Star-Studded Variety 'Invasion' Is On Its Way! [Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Ames Brothers, Jeff Chandler and others to perform at the Palladium this year] 7
Roza, Lita "I Do Not Copy Patti Page!" [Roza responds to NME reader criticism] 8
Butcher, Mike 13,000 Fans Acclaim Best-Ever Poll-Winners' Concerts [Details the three performances] 10
  25 February 1955  
Lewis, Vic Backstage with the Stars [Bandleader Lewis talks about accompanying Johnnie Ray, Frankie Laine, and Nat "King" Cole] 3
n.a. Great NME Fan Club Convention Planned [Announcement of festival for fans to meet each other and some stars] 6
n.a. Norman Granz Talks to the NME [U.S. record chief talks about the politics of American musicians playing in Britain] 6
n.a. Pye-Polygon Record Merger- Official [Details plans of the newly-made record company 7
n.a. Ella-Oscar Concerts Cancellations Surprise [Adverse weather conditions blamed, includes press comment] 7
Noble, Peter 50 Years of Song [Life story of publisher and composer Lawrence Wright] 8
Butcher, Mike Ella and Oscar Come to Town [Reviews Royal Albert Hall concert] 10
n.a. The JATP in Paris [Reviews the Jazz at the Philharmonic show in Paris] 10
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