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Shooting Star: Elliott Smith

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2004

A YEAR AGO I was sitting in the Los Angeles living room of Mr. Roger Steffens, curator of a huge Bob Marley archive that was in the process of being sold to the Marley estate. Elliott Smith had died in Steffens’ Echo Park neighbourhood two days earlier, so I asked Roger if he’d ever met the singer.

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