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A Punk And His Music: An Evening With John Rotten

uncredited writer, Sounds, 23 July 1977

JOHNNY ROTTEN digs reggae and soul. That was one of the more interesting facets of his personality that emerged when he was interviewed by DJ Tommy Vance on London's Capital Radio on Saturday night. Rotten chose the music for the show, and among the records he brought into the studio were Tim Buckley, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Gary Glitter, Van Der Graaf Generator's Peter Hammill, soul man Bobby Byrd (singing 'Back From The Dead', which may or may not have been significant) and reggae stars King Tubby, Fred Locks and Culture. With the portentous announcement "Johnny Rotten — The Punk And His Music", Vance began the interview...

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