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BEHIND THE SHADES OF… Michael Gray: the ultimate Dylanologist sees the Incredible String Band live in York (Rolling Stone, 1969), explains the greatness of Elvis Presley (Melody Maker, 1974)… and waxes ecstatic about Blood on the Tracks (Let It Rock, 1975).

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“I’m not saying I’m God. I didn’t create this place. But as far as lyrics go, I’m God MC…”

Jay-Z to Paul Elliott (Q, 2000)

PLUS pieces on...

Dionne Warwick (1964)
 Jimmy Witherspoon live (1966)
Lothar & the Hand People (1967)
• Fleetwood Mac (1969)
 The Allman Brothers (1969)
 After Kent State (1970)
 Johnny Winter And… (1970)
 Sly & the Family Stone live (1973)
 Motörhead (1975)
 Eddie Kendricks (1977)
 Gen X/Saints live (1977)
 Wreckless Eric (1979)
 Divine (1981)
Billy Joel (1983)
The Stray Cats (1983)
 Marcus Miller (1987)
The Cult (1989)
 The Waterboys live (1991)
 Teena Marie (1994)
 Super Furry Animals (1996)
 Daft Punk live (1997)
 Beth Orton (1999)
 Dizzee Rascal (2004)
 Katy Perry live (2008)
 Charlie Haden R.I.P. (2014)

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