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Mark Spoelstra: Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre, London

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

THERE IS a soft centre at the heart of much of contemporary American songwriting in the folk or near-folk idiom which makes it difficult ever to give them more than two hearty cheers. Ochs has his 'There But For Fortune', Paxton has his 'Rambling Boy', and Mark Spoelstra, who played to far too few people at the Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre last Thursday, goes all gooey, it appears, every time he sees a child.

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