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SYNTH VISIONARY — Jim Sullivan remembers Tangerine Dreamer Edgar Froese (1945-2015). Plus NME's Fred Dellar hangs with the Dream at Manor Studios and MOJO's Andy Gill looks back on their otherworldly sound…

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FINGERS ON THE PULSE — Guitar aficionado Gene Santoro confers with Bowie sideman Carlos Alomar (Guitar World, 1984), appraises the great Django Reinhardt (Spin, 1988) and celebrates the Grateful Dead's long strange trip (book excerpt, 2004).

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“Punks looked like the protagonists. Now they look like scavengers…”

Malcolm McLaren to Neil Perry (Sounds, 1985)

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Billy J. Kramer (1963)
 Riots on Sunset Strip (1966)
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 Joe South (1969)
 Howlin' Wolf live (1969)
 Ronnie Hawkins (1969)
Diana Ross (1970)
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Black Sabbath (1971)
 R. Dean Taylor (1972)
 The great vinyl shortage (1974)
 Mick Ronson's Slaughter (1974)
Steve Winwood (1977)
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Tammy Wynette live (1978)
Cerrone (1978)
 Peter Tosh et al (1981)
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The dBs (1982)
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 Einstürzende Neubauten (1987)
Sinitta (1989)
Lenny Kravitz (1990)
Felt (1990)
Sonic Youth (1992)
Radiohead live (1994)
Elton John (1995)
Alisha's Attic (1996)
 Coolio (1997)
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Pulp's This is Hardcore (1998)
 Geri Halliwell (1999)
Sigur Ros (2000)
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Donna Summer (2008)
Katy Perry in Berlin (2011)
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The Killers live (2013)
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