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THE SOUL STIRRER — The legendary Lenny Kaye hymns gospel star turned proto-soul icon Sam Cooke (Wondering Sound, 2010). Plus Record Mirror reports on the tragedy of Sam's shocking death in 1964 and NME's Roger St. Pierre looks back in 1972 on the legacy of the singer worshipped by Otis Redding and Rod Stewart

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TELL LAURA WE LOVE HERGuardian star Laura Barton talks to "totemic outsider" Daniel Johnston (2006), falls for Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) and revisits the Grrrl Power of Bikini Kill and co. (2009).

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