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AUDIO: Van Dyke Parks (1993)

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 16 June 1993

Van Dyke Parks talks of his early days in Los Angeles; the folk scene; the deaths of both his brother and John F. Kennedy; on becoming an arranger and songwriter; the effects of the '60s British Invasion; the counterculture and the death of the hippie dream; being in the studio with Brian Wilson; the legendary Smile project; his own Song Cycle and much more.


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