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Sam & Dave: Hold On, They're Coming

Clinton Walker, Age, The, 15 February 1985

THE READERS of Smash Hits may not know it, but it's a fact that so many of their idols — today's transient pin-up popsters, Wham, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, not to mention Paul Jones — owe a musical debt to soul that is singular and almost inestimable. The influence of soul has become all-pervasive in the pop of the early '80s.

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