Members of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library have just been given digital access to an extensive online music archive. Rock’s Backpages contains over 20,000 classic articles on many musical artists across all music genres by some of the most prolific music-journalists of the last 50 years.
A library of over 300 audio interviews, including conversations with Leonard Cohen, Little Richard and Johnny Cash is the best resource available through the site which also boasts a limited selection of transcribed reports, interviews and music reviews. The magazine archive promises to yield some interesting information on the designers and photographers behind the cover art featured on the likes of New Musical Express, Sounds and Rolling Stone although note charges apply.Access this online resource in all Glasgow Libraries and from home, or the Art School by entering your Glasgow Libraries card number at “Login via your library”. It’s possible to join Glasgow Libraries free of charge. For immediate access to all resources click here