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CAN I GET A WITNESS — The late John Pidgeon chronicles the bluesy beginnings of rockin' London combo the Rollin' [sic] Stones. Plus Record Mirror's Norman Jopling reports on the band's electrifying rise in early 1963 and Chris Welch hails his local "pop weirdies" (now officially Rolling) in the pages of the Bexleyheath & Welling Observer...

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ROBIN RELIANTRobin Eggar intersects with L.A. punk icons X (The Face, 1984), reports on behatted country phenomenon Garth Brooks (Sunday Times, 1994) and predicts big things for a "nice, sweet" R&B star named Chris Brown (Radio Times, 2003).

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“You’d be onstage and there’d be banners saying ‘Robbie, shag me’ or ‘Mark, show us yer bum’ … and then ‘Gary, we like your music’.”

— Take That's Gary Barlow to Caroline Sullivan (The Guardian, 1996)

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