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THE MIDNIGHT MOVER — In an excerpt from a new biography of the ultimate Soul Man, Tony Fletcher recounts the making of Wilson Pickett's timeless 1966 hit 'In the Midnight Hour'. Plus Pt. 1 of Michael Lydon's wonderful 1977 audio interview with the Wicked One … and Hit Parader's Jim Delehant discusses civil rights and more with Pickett in 1967.

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BANGS FOR YOUR BUCK — The greatest pop scribe of 'em all: the immortal Lester Bangs explains How to Be a Rock Critic (Shakin' Street Gazette, 1974) and converses with his beloved Captain Beefheart (Village Voice, 1980). Plus Lester's Creem colleague Richard Riegel recalls his first encounter with the great man…

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“There‚Äôs a place we used to play in Kentucky called Shady Brook. It had big monstrous spiders coming out of the piano...”

— Indiana man Lonnie Mack to Mike Gormley (Detroit Free Press, 1969)

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Merseybeat (1963)
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John Lee Hooker et al. (1966)
Carla Thomas (1967)
Canned Heat (1968)
Ravi Shankar @ Fillmore (1969)
Van Der Graaf Generator (1970)
 Carole, Carly et al. (1971)
The Jackson 5 (1972)
Beck, Bogert & Appice live (1973)
Guy Stevens (1974)
The Tubes (1975)
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Art Attacks live (1977)
Patrick Adams (1978)
Olivia Newton-John (1979)
Slits/Pop Group (1980)
Members/Boys live in NYC (1981)
Fear (1982)
Wild Style! (1983)
Shannon (1984)
Pointer Sisters live (1985)
AR Kane (1986)
Heart's Bad Animals (1987)
• The rise of merchandising (1988)
Bim Sherman (1990)
Andy Weatherall (1991)
Sounds of Blackness (1992)
Guru meets Run DMC (1993)
R. Kelly live (1994)
Willie Nelson (1995)
Girls Against Boys (1996)
Geraldine Fibbers (1997)
Super Furries live (1998)
Bernard Butler (1999)
Django Reinhardt (2001)
 JJ72 @ Forum (2002)
Beyoncé (2003)
Von Bondies (2004)
Ray Charles R.I.P. (2004)
Moby's Hotel (2005)
Elvis Perkins (2007)
Mariah Carey's Angel (2009)
The Who (2010)
The Eden Project (2011)
Duran Duran (2012)
Garland Jeffreys' Serum (2013)
Bob Dylan's covers (2014)
Twinkle R.I.P. (2015)

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