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The Charlatans: Pioneer San Francisco Rock Group

Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, 9 March 1968

While record companies and poster dealers are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into San Francisco to capture some of that real old authentic hip to sell, the Charlatans, the band which many people say started it all, are just where they began: poor, but still cool.

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