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THE ETERNAL — The extraordinary Ian Curtis, remembered in a major book excerpt by Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade. Plus classic Joy Division features by Mr. Middles (Sounds, 1978) and Paul Rambali (NME, 1979)...

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Almost Famous

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THE MODFATHER — Vintage Record Mirror pieces by Guy Stevens: the legendary London Calling producer profiles Howlin' Wolf (1963), chats with Chuck Berry (1963), and quizzes the Stones about James Brown (1964)…

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“I loathe bands who put politics into pop. These records are bought by young kids and I think that’s sinister…”

Mike Stock (Aitken Waterman) to David Quantick (NME, 1987)

PLUS pieces on...

Nat "King" Cole (1963)
 The Walker Brothers (1965)
• T-Bone Walker (1966)
 Mike Bloomfield on Dylan (1968)
 Beggars Banquet (1969)
 Charles Aznavour live (1970)
 Roberta Flack (1972)
 Timmy Thomas (1973)
 Leonard Cohen's New Skin (1974)
Heart (1977)
Bruce Springsteen (1981)
Suicide's Half-Alive (1982)
 The Style Council (1983)
 Pixies' Surfer Rosa (1988)
 Cindy Lee Berryhill (1989)
 Motorhead (1991)
 De La Soul is Dead (1991)
 Huggy Bear (1994)
 Wacko's wedding (1998)
 Tatu (2002)
 Gillian Welch (2003)
 Damien Rice live (2005)
 Adele's 19 (2008)
 Jimmy Castor (2012)
 TLC (2012)

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