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10th Anniversary Of Chet Baker’s Death

James Maycock, The Independent, May 1998

"WHAT’S YOUR favourite type of high?" inquires Bruce Weber towards the end of his film Let’s Get Lost. Chet Baker’s answer is unsettling. "Oh, the kind of high that scares other people to death," he sighs. "I guess they call it a speedball. It’s a mixture of cocaine and heroin."

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