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He's a Coppola Swell: Tom Waits

Mick Brown, Guardian, The, March 1981

THE FIRST TIME Tom Waits visited London, in 1976, he earned the dubious distinction of being thrown out of the club were he had been booked to perform. This was probably nothing new to Waits, who at the time gave the impression of having been thrown out of most places, and – to paraphrase Groucho Marx – of not wanting to join any club that would have him as a member anyway.

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