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Long John Baldry: S'long John

Chris Salewicz, Let It Rock, March 1973

PITY, I THOUGHT, when I heard Long John Baldry was in panto. It used to happen to faded rock'n'rollers – not very good rock'n'rollers, mind you, rock'n'rollers with names like Jess Conrad – but Baldry? Why, only a few days before I heard the sad news I'd played a track of his on the recently issued Mary Sol festival album. Thankfully though, a glance at Time Out told me that at least it wasn't Dick Whittington or Jack and the Beanstalk.

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