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March 4, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For her next act, Sam Phillips intends to elicit chuckles. The music business, says this singer of catchy pop-with-brains, needs to loosen up and laugh a bit. "There's so much money involved that people take things so seriously," said Phillips, who opens for Bruce Cockburn tonight at the Celebrity Theatre, in a recent phone interview. "There needs to be levity."
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March 4, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For her next act, Sam Phillips intends to elicit chuckles. The music business, says this singer of catchy pop-with-brains, needs to loosen up and laugh a bit. "There's so much money involved that people take things so seriously," said Phillips, who opens for Bruce Cockburn tonight at the Celebrity Theatre, in a recent phone interview. "There needs to be levity."
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August 28, 1988 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Theme stories on the "emerging new breed of female singer/songwriters" inevitably bring up the influences on today's Suzanne Vegas and Tracy Chapmans: Such headstrong, socially conscious, folk-influenced women antecedents as Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian and Joan Armatrading. Not so with Sam Phillips, who quickly distances herself from those stories and those singers with her own three strongest influences: Jesus, John Paul George & Ringo, and Marilyn Monroe.
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August 28, 1988 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Theme stories on the "emerging new breed of female singer/songwriters" inevitably bring up the influences on today's Suzanne Vegas and Tracy Chapmans: Such headstrong, socially conscious, folk-influenced women antecedents as Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian and Joan Armatrading. Not so with Sam Phillips, who quickly distances herself from those stories and those singers with her own three strongest influences: Jesus, John Paul George & Ringo, and Marilyn Monroe.
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