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SPACED OUT — Carol Clerk time-travels back to 1972 with cosmic rockers Hawkwind. Plus Sounds' Jerry Gilbert talks heavy riffs and more with co-founder Dave Brock (second from right) and NME's Mick Farren tours the USA with Lemmy (far right) and friends…

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TALK OF THE TOWN — London 1964: pop reporter Norman Jopling meets Phil Spector in an excerpt from his new memoir Shake It Up, Baby! Plus vintage Jopling encounters with the Beatles (Record Mirror, 1963) and Jimi Hendrix (Music Now, 1970)...

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“Blur’s hits were the worst things we did. Like ‘Tender’ – that's like something from Elvis’s fat period…”

Graham Coxon to Jon Wilde (2006)

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Pop stars and hotels (1965)
 Is Dylan weird? (1966)
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 Junior Wells (1967)
 Cilla mourns Brian Epstein (1967)
 Fats Domino (1969)
 Jerry Wexler (1969)
Jackie DeShannon live (1970)
The MC5 in Blighty (1972)
 Purple's Machine Head (1972)
Jesse Ed Davis (1973)
 The Eagles live (1974)
 Rodney Bingenheimer (1975)
Don Robey R.I.P. (1975)
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (1977)
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The B-52s (1979)
 The Clash at the Lyceum (1980)
Tom Verlaine (1982)
 Prince's 1999 tour (1983)
Men at Work (1983)
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Whither Wanda Jackson? (1985)
 Betty Wright (1986)
 Johnny Hates Jazz (1987)
The Proclaimers (1988)
Living Colour live (1988)
De La Soul live (1990)
Salt-N-Pepa (1990)
Queen's Innuendo (1991)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
Willie Nelson (1993)
Bis (1995)
Kevin Gilbert R.I.P. (1996)
 Oasis' Be Here Now (1997)
 PJ Harvey live in Dorset (1998)
Tricky's Juxtapose (1999)
Spice Girls live (2000)
 Elvis's Vegas reign (2002)
The Coral (2004)
 Paloma Faith (2009)

MGMT (2010)
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Alex Chilton biog (2014)
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The Bobby Fuller Four (2015)

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