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Independent Thinker: An Interview with Charlie Gillett

Alex Ogg, unpublished, Fall 2008

NOTE: The following is the full transcript from an interview with Charlie that took place towards the end of 2008 as research for my book Independence Days. Thematically we were talking about the establishment of an independent ethos in the UK, his role in the development of Oval Records and how it linked to Stiff and Chiswick, and the historical precedent set by the R&B indies of the American blues boom. Just a few facets, then, of his incredible knowledge of popular music.--AO

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