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Working Class Hero: Gilbert O'Sullivan

Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 9 October 1971

WHOEVER WOULD have thought it? Gordon Mills, manager of Tom and Engel, those popular, polished professionals, taking a shine to an odd young Irishman whose penchant is for schoolboy's trousers and Depression-era flat cloth caps, old pianos and tools, and general nostalgia for the British past.

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