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Tom Waits: Sound Circus, London

Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 14 May 1977

APTLY ENOUGH, since he lives in hotels for ten months of every year, Tom Waits was born in the back of a taxi. His description of the event goes like this: "I was born in 1949, in the back seat of Yellow Cab in a hospital loading zone and with the meter still running. I emerged needing a shaving and shouted, 'Times Square, and step on it!' "

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