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Electric worrier: Phil Sutcliffe reports on the "enigma" of Gary Numan in 1979 and Tom Hibbert asks "who the hell" Numan thinks he is in 1991. Plus the synthpop pioneer discusses his new Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind) with Bob Ruggiero in 2014…

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Hungover dames: Sophie Heawood, author of The Hungover Games, hears about alcoholism from Candi Staton (Guardian, 2006) and Amy Winehouse (Times, 2006). Plus Christina Aguilera looks backs at "that younger me" with Sophie in 2019…

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Hopelessly devoted to her: NME's Richard Green meets Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022) in 1971 and Record Mirror's Robin Eggar reports on the Grease girl's makeover in the video age in 1981. Plus Rave's Jean-Marie meets the "girl in a girl's world" that is Seekers singer Judith Durham (1965) and NME's Paolo Hewitt looks back on Motown and Invictus with Lamont Dozier (1941-2022)...

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The machine men: Lester Bangs hits the autobahn with Kraftwerk's Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider (New Musical Express, 6 September 1975).

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The mensch: the late Mo Ostin talks to Ben Merlis about Warner-Reprise, Frank Sinatra, 'Cop Killer' and Cold Chillin' Records (2018).


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