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Alan Hull 1945-1995

Chris Ingham, MOJO, January 1996

WHEN I WAS 15 – AND FIVE YEARS AN EX-PAT GEORDIE – MY contemporaries idolised Strummer and Weller. I wanted to be like Alan Hull. I thought his lank, long hair, his moustache and mutton-chop side-burns were very groovy indeed. His cracked Lennon-Dylan singing voice, his aggressively rhythmic acoustic guitar playing, his home-made, utterly distinctive piano style all made a real impact on a young musician.

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