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HI TIMESBlack Music's Tony Cummings meets Hi Records superstar Al Green in early 1974 and Melody Maker's Vivien Goldman survives a "slightly surreal" lunch with the Reverend five years later. Plus Ben Fong-Torres talks about God and gospel music with Green and his Hi mentor Willie Mitchell in 2008…

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I KNOW THERE'S AN ANSWERNME's West Coast correspondent Ann Moses (with the Who, above) puts her questions to the Beach Boys (1966) and weathers the insults of Monkee Mike Nesmith (1968). Plus Ann's intro to her poptastic 2017 memoir Meow!

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