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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

June 14, 2016

Every month, team Legacy will curate the essential online pieces for you to read, watch and listen to.

This June, we bring you a short essay on Bob Dylan’s imperial phase of 1965-66;
a time portal into the Second Summer of Love with a classic Simon Reynolds interview with the Stone Roses;
six lifelong punks look back on their wild heyday;
a 1996 interview with the Manics in the build up to Everything Must Go
and a dip into the BBC Archive, with a chaotic Hendrix performance on the Lulu Show, and Carole King performing “A Natural Woman”.

 

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Bob Dylan and the “Hot Hand” – The New Yorker

“Dylan was exploding with things to say and sing. As he later acknowledged, it was as if he were taking dictation from somewhere, from somebody…

I couldn’t go on doing what I had been,” he said later. “I was pretty wound up before that accident happened. … I probably would have died if I had kept on going as I had been.

 

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Never Mind the Bus Pass: Punks look back at their wildest days

Punk had a purpose. Every gig would benefit something: a rape crisis centre, a donkey sanctuary, an old people’s home. It was positive. We wanted a nice world to live in. Only, this time, we weren’t asking – we were telling…

 

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The Stone Roses, interview in Melody Maker, June 3rd 1989 by Simon Reynolds

We’re all anti-royalist, anti-patriarch. Cos it’s 1989. Time to get real. When the ravens leave the Tower of London, England shall fall, they say. We want to be there shooting the ravens. ”

 

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Manic Street Preachers – Read Their Classic ‘Everything Must Go’ NME Interview From 1996

“You can’t really fault Nicky, James and Sean for wanting to change their situation – choosing bouts of normality over chaos, plugging for optimism rather than self-immolation. Behind them lies an awful, unanswered lyric: “from despair to where?” Part of their job now is to respond to that poser….”

 

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Jimi Hendrix is pulled off the air on ‘Happening for Lulu’ in 1969

Carole King sings “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

The solo acts with the most No.1s on the Official UK Chart

The solo acts with the most No.1s on the Official UK Chart

What do all of these artists have in common? They are some of the solo artists that have achieved the most Number 1 albums on the Official UK Chart!

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Carole King’s Tapestry Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Carole King’s Tapestry Celebrates 50th Anniversary

February 10 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic album “Tapestry” by Carole King.

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JIMI HENDRIX – LIVE IN MAUI

JIMI HENDRIX – LIVE IN MAUI

This November 20, Hendrix fans will be treated to a new documentary ‘Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix In Maui’, plus the ‘Live In Maui’ album, both featuring previously unseen material, chronicling this amazing chapter in Hendrix’s career.

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‘ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS’ – OUT NOW

‘ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS’ – OUT NOW

Our Artist of the Month Bob Dylan – voice of a generation, Nobel laureate and American treasure – today releases his first new studio album in eight years. And the reviews are in…

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HENDRIX – BAND OF GYPSYS

HENDRIX – BAND OF GYPSYS

Our very special 50th anniversary edition of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary ‘Band of Gypsys’ album is out now.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH – BOB DYLAN

ARTIST OF THE MONTH – BOB DYLAN

Fifty five years on from his domination of the UK album chart with five albums in the top twenty, and with the Nobel Laureate once again releasing new music with ‘Murder Most Foul’ and ‘I Contain Multitudes’, our Artist of the Month for May is the one and only Bob Dylan.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From charts to shows, record releases to record-setters – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Epic careers are launched, coveted awards are won and charts are topped – it’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Ever wondered what history’s biggest rock stars were up to over the festive period? Wonder no longer, it’s This Week In Rock…

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