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Two Johnnies Get a Lift: Christmas Eve 1976

Ed Jones, Rock's Backpages, December 2021

IT WAS 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve, 1976, at the height of the punk explosion. To the dismay of the entire nation, I had temporarily abandoned my role as a freelance Rock'n'Roll Scribe in favour of rather more lucrative employment as a delivery-van driver for a fancy Wine Club (perks included the… er… acquisition of a couple of cases of fine wines each day).

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