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Know Your NME!

Paul Gorman, Sanctuary Press,, 2001

Paul Gorman's In Their Own Write: Adventures in the Music Press (Sanctuary Press) is an oral history of rock journalism in Britain and America – the first book-length treatment of the subject to be published. In this excerpt, Gorman's interviewees recount the Golden Age (1972-75) of Britain's New Musical Express – the loved/loathed/legendary NME. Among the many voices: NME veterans/RBP contributors Charles Shaar Murray, Mick Farren, Fred Dellar, Vivien Goldman and Chris Salewicz.

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