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SECOND THAT EMOTIONMelody Maker's Caroline Coon discusses 'Love and Affection' (and producer Glyn Johns) with Joan Armatrading in 1976, and Musician's Carol Cooper meets Joan in Seattle after the release of 1981's Walk Under Ladders. Plus Joan and others talk to Street Life's Penny Valentine about surviving as "rock'n'roll women" in mid-'70s Britain…

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HAVING HIS FILLMORE — The late Philip Elwood (pictured as a radio jock in 1959) sees the Airplane and Quicksilver at Bill Graham's Fillmore ballroom in summer 1966… and reports on the venue's closure five years later. Plus the San Francisco Chronicle's Joel Selvin pays homage to the Examiner legend who died 15 years ago…

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HE'LL TAKE YOU THERE — R.I.P. Roger Hawkins, 1945-2021 (pictured with Mavis Staples): Mick Brown tells the glorious story of Muscle Shoals and RBP's Martin Colyer recalls his 1987 visit to Alabama's soul capital...

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Heartbreakers @ Max's (1979)
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Prince's Controversy (1981)
Sting (1982)
Cramps @ Country Club (1983)
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Josey Wales' Yard (1985)
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The The's Mind Bomb (1989)
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Pet Shop Boys in Heaven (1991)
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Tony! Toni! Toné!'s Sons (1993)
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Green Day in Brixton (1995)
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Radiohead's Computer (1997)
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Grandaddy live (2001)
Sand (2002)
R.E.M. @ Brixton (2003)
Byrds on Beatles (2004)
Ashanti's Rose (2005)
P!nk (2006)
Rufus Wainwright's Stars (2007)
The Godfathers (2008)
Foreigner's Slow Down (2009)
Robert Plant (2010)
Kurt Vile's Outta Reach (2011)
Morgan Khan (2012)
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