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Mountain Climbing

Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, 18 September 1971

THE AMERICAN media has been hammering into people's heads that the solo singer/guitarist/songwriter is "in" and loud, exuberant rock is "out." But, the media forgot to examine box office receipts and album sales.

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