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Gonzo Weekly #273
THE GRATEFUL DUDES ISSUE
In this ultimately groovy issue, John goes to see Live Dead ‘69, featuring various luminaries including Tom Constanten who was with the Grateful Dead during some of their classic years, Nick interviews Dee Dee Ramone’s widow, Alan interviews Dave Randall from Faithless, Jon muses on The Beatles’ White Album and goes back to Hong Kong. And yes, kiddos, there is oodles more!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND Mack Maloney. TheRE ARE columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Beatles, Quincy Jones, Neil Young, Marillion, Queen + Adam Lambert, Robert Smith, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Zeno Roth, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Dennis Edwards Jr., Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, Charles John Mahoney, Mickey Jones, John Perry Barlow, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, Dave Randall, John Brodie-Good, Grateful Dead, Live Dead69, Auburn Acoustic, Liz Lenton, Nick Redfern, Vera Ramone, Kev Rowland, The Black Noodle Project, The Kennedy Veil, Art Zoyd, Existence, King Goat, Troy Kingi, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Elvis, Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Happy Mondays
And the last few issues are:
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
Issue 259 (Out come thee Freaks)
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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