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THE LONGEST TRIP — Cary J Martin bids a fond farewell to the Grateful Dead at Santa Clara. Plus Lenny Kaye hails Jerry and friends in 1969, Mick Farren hangs with the band in '77, and an EXCLUSIVE AUDIO INTERVIEW with Garcia and Weir from 1970…

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WHAT'S GOING ON — Vernon Gibbs talks to neo-blues giant Taj Mahal (Sounds, 1971), is granted a post-gig audience with Motown god Marvin Gaye (Zoo World, 1974) and hits the road with Prince and his 1999 tour (Creem, 1983).

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“I think you have to have some element of freshness, and Johnny Rotten looks a bit stale... a bit like an old queer who’s eaten up.”

Malcolm McLaren to Michael Watts (Melody Maker, 1979)

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