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Denny Doherty, 1940-2007

Andy Gill, Word, The, March 2007

IT'S NOW AN acknowledged item of rock and roll faith that the sun-kissed life of the West Coast hippie aristocracy was underpinned, and ultimately undermined, by a darker, doomed atmosphere sharply at odds with the superficial sun, sex 'n' smiles image its exponents presented to the world.

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