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Chinn & Chapman: Ballroom Blitz & Hearts of Glass

Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, March 1979

Mike Chapman began with Mud and Sweet, disappeared when glitter-rock went cold, and came back to make the new wave palatable for America with the Knack and Blondie. He and his partner, Nicky Chinn, are the hottest combination in modern pop. They can ask $75,000 an album. But they go for percentage. HARRY DOHERTY gets his cut.

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