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THE BEST PART OF BREAKING UP — How Marvin Gaye's divorce from Berry Gordy's daughter produced a soul masterpiece: NME's Cliff White on 1979's Here, My Dear. PLUS Vivien Goldman vs. Davitt Sigerson: contrasting Melody Maker reviews of Marvin's opus…

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FOLK HERO — Our tribute to Melody Maker legend Karl Dallas, 1931-2016: classic Dallas encounters with Phil Ochs (1966), Roy Harper (1970) and Nina Simone (1979).

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“Could you please say I haven’t got a girlfriend called Jenny? I’m getting suicide notes…”

— Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner to Chris Welch (Melody Maker, 1975)

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