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WITH BELLS ONQ's Johnny Black chronicles the making of Mike Oldfield's Tubular classic, while Let It Rock's Simon Frith OBE compares the album to Iggy's Raw Power! Plus Record Collector's Joel McIver looks back through the prog prodigy's oeuvre in 2000...

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HANK DONE IT THIS WAY — Slim Harpo biographer Martin Hawkins traces rockabilly's honky-tonk roots in Hank Williams (Record Mirror, 1971), converses with legendary Sun producer Cowboy Jack Clement (Country Music People, 1980) and muses on the power of "little miss dynamite" Brenda Lee (History of Rock, 1982).

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“I enjoy target practice, competitive shooting and hunting. I also prefer to protect myself from f***ing assholes.”

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