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Lenny Bruce: The Law, Language And Lenny Bruce (Phil Spector International)

Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 26 July 1975

ABOUT EIGHTEEN MONTHS or so before Lenny Bruce died, he formed a loosely defined business relationship and a close friendship with Phil Sector. On the surface this seemed an unlikely hook-up. Closer examination does, however, reveal that there was a strange logic to the partnership. This was the mid-sixties. Spector was the teenage millionaire rock-and-roll whiz kid; Bruce was the comedian/martyr being hounded out of existence by the forces of reaction.

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