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Jan Akkerman: A Poor Relation Comes Good

Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 24 February 1973

IN A SMALL OFFICE at the Manchester Hardrock, reeking of stale beer and dirty ashtrays, Jan Akkerman is struggling to light a cigarette. Outside, where half an hour earlier Focus had closed the final date of their British tour, the Hardrock discotheque was in operation.

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