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BARKING MAD — John Morthland meets cult funkster Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams in San Francisco (Rolling Stone, 1970) and NME's Roger St. Pierre catches up with L'il Jerry five years later. Plus the story of the Dogg's daftest album cover (above)…

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PENNY FOR HER THOUGHTS — The late great Penny Valentine witnesses Dylan at the BBC (Disc, 1965), befriends the Bowie who sold the world (Sounds, 1970) and asks how women survive in rock and roll (Street Life, 1976).

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“I was offered an endorsement and a lifetime supply of a particular brand of vodka. Of course I declined…”

Warren Zevon to Toby Goldstein (Creem, 1980)

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Georgia pop (1962)
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