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SPIRIT IN THE DARK — The Queen of Soul is gone: Mark Kemp pays heartfelt tribute to Aretha Franklin (1942-2018). Plus Lady Ree talks to Melody Maker in 1968 and floors Jonh Ingham at the Fillmore West in 1971. The matriarch meets the Guardian's Mick Brown in 1980 and is voted the best singer of all time by MOJO. Plus RBP presents the Queen's 20 greatest-ever recordings

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CONSCIOUS MAN — Remembering Pete "Penny Reel" Simons: the maverick reggae scribe introduces International Times readers to ska, bluebeat and Rastafarianism in 1973. Plus Penny's sublime autobiographical piece on Jimmy ('Handy Man') Jones (Let It Rock, 1975) and a scene-setting excerpt from his 2002 "short story" of reggae's crown prince Dennis Brown

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“Don’t start with that Village Squire thing. I’m not the pop star with the big country mansion. I bought that place when it was falling down. It needed me…”

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