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LOOK AT THE STARS — On the brink of their 'Yellow' breakthrough, Robin Bresnark introduces Coldplay to the readers of Melody Maker (1999). Plus Q's Dorian Lynskey meets the biggest band in the world in 2012 while asterisk king Mr. Agreeable f***ing loathes last year's Ghost Stories

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COWGIRL IN THE SAND — Holly George-Warren reassesses Gram Parsons (No Depression, 1999), talks to swamp-rock king Tony Joe White (Harp, 2005) and unravels the mystery of 'Billie Joe' girl Bobbie Gentry (book excerpt, 2007).

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“Let me tell you about the average NME reader: long coats, shop in Camden market, listen to the Smiths on their own…”

Pete Waterman to Sean O'Hagan (NME, 1987)

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Perry Como (1960)
Peter, Paul & Mary (1964)
• Chad & Jeremy (1967)
 The Beatles (White Album) (1968)
 Joe South (1969)
 Fairports live (1969)
The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970)
Village Oldies (1971)
Stones' Goat's Head Soup (1973)
 Beau Brummels (1973)
The Osmonds (1974)
Keith Jarrett live in LA (1975)
David Ruffin (1976)
Peter Gabriel live (1977)
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Echo & the Bunnymen (1980)
Jim Morrison biog (1980)
Haysi Fantayzee (1982)
Waylon Jennings live (1983)
Utopia (1985)
Scritti's Cupid & Psyche (1985)
 Robyn Hitchcock live (1988)
Labi Siffre (1989)
Coldcut's Some Like It Cold (1990)
En Vogue (1991)
Babes in Toyland (1992)
Carleen Anderson (1993)
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The Bluetones (1995)
Veruca Salt (1997)
Tortoise et al live (1998)
Cher (1999)
 Molly Hatchet (2001)
PJ Harvey live in NY (2001)
Dave Holland (2001)
Ol' Dirty Bastard (2002)
Arthur Lee (2002)
Eels' Shootenanny! (2003)
High Llamas (2003)
Deep Purple live (2004)
 John Hammond (2007)
The Noisettes (2009)
Bertrand Cantat (2012)
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Bon Iver live (2012)
Albert Goldman (2013)
Elton's Piano Player (2013)
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