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We Have Lift Off!

Johnny Black, MOJO, February 2004

In less than one year, London's UFO (pronounced "you-foe") club became the nocturnal haunt of the '60s counterculture, gathering place for the Beatles, Stones and Hendrix, spawning ground of Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and Tomorrow, and bête noir of the News of the World. Johnny Black ticks a stick along the white picket fence that lined the front of the UFO stage.

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