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LAY LADY LAYJacoba Atlas hears about dazzling double opus Electric Ladyland from Jimi Hendrix (Hullabaloo, 1968). Plus Disc's ecstatic contemporary review of the record and the late Derek Taylor's essay on Jimi for the album's 2010 reissue

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WAYNE'S WORLDSWayne Robins witnesses the last-ever live show by Paul Simon and reports for Rolling Stone on a brief Simon & Garfunkel reunion in 1975. Plus Wayne surveys the state of New York's punk scene for Newsday in January '76…

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