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IN THE SPOTLIGHT — Life after Trout Mask ReplicaCaptain Beefheart interviews by Rick McGrath (Georgia Straight, 1971), Nick Kent (Frendz, 1972) and David Rensin (Rolling Stone, 1973). Plus Lester Bangs' sublime Creem review of Lick My Decals Off, Baby

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Almost Famous

Almost Famous

THE WHITE STUFF — Lesley White befriends UB40 (Sounds, 1982), demystifies Dexys Midnight Runners (The Face, 1982) and puts the questions to Paul Weller (The Face, 1983)…

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Magazine Archive

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The Rock's Backpages Magazine Archive contains thousands of original copies of music magazines from the 1960s to the present day.

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“People have always imagined that I’m a much more tortured person than I actually am. For the most part this has been a glorious life…”

Roy Orbison to Jon Wilde (1987) 

PLUS pieces on...

The Beatles (1963)
 The Walker Brothers (1967)
• Bob Dylan (1967)
 Pentangle live (1968)
 Johnnie Johnson (1969)
 Grateful Dead live (1970)
 Krautrock cometh (1970)
 Beach Boys live (1972)
 Matching Mole (1972)
 Sylvia's 'Pillow Talk' (1973)
 Manhattan Transfer (1977)
 Rainbow (1976)
Frankie Miller live (1977)
Generation X (1979)
 The Jam (1979)
 Stevie Wonder live (1980)
 Earth, Wind & Fire (1980)
 AC/DC (1981)
 Aztec Camera (1983)
 New Model Army live (1985)
 Amanda Lear (1985)
 John Lydon (1986)
 LL Cool J's Radio (1986)
 Jesus & Mary Chain (1987)
The Judds (1987)
 Suicide live (1990)
 Herb Alpert (1991)

 Genesis (1992)
2 Unlimited (1993)
 Skunk Anansie (1995)
Robert Palmer (1996)
 Van Morrison (1996)

 Foxy Brown (1999)
Bright Eyes (2001)
 Usher live in London (2002)
 Eminem (2002)

 Damien Rice live (2003)
 Pink Floyd (2004)
 Taylor Swift's debut (2006)
 Kasabian (2009)

 Tulisa (2012)
 B. Mitchel Reed (2014)

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