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Billy Mackenzie: Pop's Great Outsider

Paul Morley, The Guardian, 27 January 1997

AN ANARCHIC Bassey, a sinister Pavarotti, a monstrous madcap Bowie, even when he was at his most obscure, his most difficult and extreme, there was always something about Billy Mackenzie, who has been found dead at the age of 39, that kept both you and him believing that eventually his day would come.

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