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Stephen Bishop's Escape From Hollywood

Mark Leviton, BAM, 16 January 1981

IN APRIL 1975, an obscure singer-songwriter named Stephen Bishop wrote an article for the small Los Angeles publication Folkscene which stated he'd been writing songs for nine years, had compiled a portfolio of approximately 450 titles, and had "labored over every one of those turkeys until each line would inevitably cause severe nausea to the unfortunate victim-listener."

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