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RAISE MY HEAD UP HIGHRobert Shelton reports on 'Society's Child', the 16-year-old Janis Ian's song of interracial love  (New York Times, 1966) and Melody Maker's Caroline Coon meets Ian a year after 1975's smash hit 'At Seventeen'. Plus the singer looks back on 'Society's Child' with Q's Andy Gill in 1993…

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TOGETHER THROUGH LIFEMichael Simmons speaks to friends and associates of Bob Dylan on the occasion of the bard's 70th birthday (L.A. Weekly, 2011). Plus Simmons remembers life as a "Texas Jewboy" [sic] in the employ of Kinky Friedman (L.A. Weekly, 2010) and salutes "eloquent raconteur" Van Dyke Parks (Huffington Post, 2013)...

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THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH — In an exclusive audio interview from 2006, Marvin Lee "Meat Loaf" Aday (1947-2022) talks to Gavin Martin about Jim Steinman and Bat Out Of Hell, and Sounds' Sandy Robertson hails that squillion-selling album's "Gothic Panavision" in 1978. Plus Hit Parader's Larry LeBlanc talks to white Motown staffer R. Dean Taylor (1939-2022) in 1972 and Cosmik Debris' Adam Blake raves about the Detroit Cobras' Rachel Nagy (1985-2022) in 2004.

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