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Jaco Pastorius

Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent, 1998

AS JOHN LENNON proclaimed in the 1970 Rolling Stone interview which effectively announced his final break with the Beatles, "Genius is pain". What he neglected to add was that, often, geniuses can be a pain.

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