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    "Making it up as you go along" by Bill MacCormick

    Has anyone read "Making it up as you go Along: A Short Social and Political History of Rock 'n' Roll in South London 1966 -1980" by Bill MacCormick, released last month? See https://amzn.to/4aH6BHX Looks interesting.
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    Haven't read it and didn't know about it till just now. The description on the Amazon page is inviting. I hadn't known that (music journalist, not KC windman) Ian MacDonald's real name was MacCormick and that he was Bill's brother. Sounds like it's definitely worth checking out.
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    The Amazon summation mentions writing about obits for Dave MacRae among others, but Dave MacRae is apparently still alive at least as far as anything I can find in Google or Wikipedia. ?
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    It says "It contains pen portraits and, sadly for some, the obituaries of several musicians Bill met along the way." Not a great way to phrase it but I think that means some, but not all of the musicians listed after that have died. (Checking the list again I find MacRae is the only one mentioned in that sentence who is still alive.)
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    Looks interesting indeed, although I must say that the word "short" in the title is misleading: the book is 486 pages long1

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    Might be interesting since I grew up in South London..

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    Book arrived today.Looking forward to diving in.
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