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Cocker and that Boogaloo Sound

Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 21 February 1970

JOHN COCKER stopped fitting pipes for the Gas Board in order to exercise his own somewhat steely vocal tubes that were forged, in those early days, on Ray Charles and tempered with Sheffield ale.

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