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WISH YOU WERE THEREMelody Maker's Nick Jones freaks out with the Pink Floyd in swinging psychedelic London. PLUS Johnny Black looks back at the making of 1967's Piper at the Gates of Dawn and NME's Nick Kent sings the "cracked ballad" of tragic Syd Barrett

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BECAUSE THE WRITER — Patti Smith's right-hand man Lenny Kaye welcomes Loudon Wainwright III (Rolling Stone, 1971), meets Shangri-Las/NY Dolls producer Shadow Morton (Melody Maker, 1974) and sings the praises of Sam Cooke (Wondering Sound, 2010).

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“Two things I don’t like about Britain: your cigarettes and your food. In America we get more sauces and spices. Food is kinda naked here.”

Booker T. Jones in London with Peter Jones (Record Mirror, 1967)

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