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Gilbert O'Sullivan: "The equal of any songwriter"

John Lewis, Financial Times, 28 September 2007

WORLD-WEARY songs about death. Waggish wordplay. A scruffy urchin persona. When Morrissey performed Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1970 hit 'Nothing Rhymed' at a gig in Dublin last year, he reminded his audience that this half-forgotten, hopelessly unfashionable singer-songwriter from pop's dark ages has actually become a rather influential figure in contemporary music.

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