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Hold the Middle Page, or: My Short Career as Melody Maker's Singles Reviewer

John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, 26 September 2012

WITH THREE MONTHS of 1978 – the year in which UK singles sales hit an all-time peak – still to go, perhaps the regular writer was already burned out, although that wouldn't explain why Melody Maker editor Richard Williams thumbed through sufficient pages of his address book to reach Pidgeon, John, before he found a reviewer for the week's new releases.

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