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UP, UP & AWAY — The late great Derek Taylor gives an insider's account of the Byrds' takeoff (Melody Maker, 1965). Plus Ted Alvy's 1967 audio interview with the soon-to-be-fired David Crosby (right) and Bud Scoppa's fly-on-the-wall report on a session for the band's double (Untitled) album (Circus, 1970)…

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CAROLINE, YESMelody Maker's punk champion Caroline Coon (with boyfriend Paul Simonon) sees the Clash, the Pistols et al. at the 100 Club's Punk Rock Festival, hangs out with the Clash and reports from the first Anarchy Tour date at Leeds Poly… all from 1976.

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“Do what you want with the interview. Go back and tell them I start riots. You’d be a liar.”

Sly Stone gives Mike Jahn a hard time (Baltimore Sun, 1970)

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