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Under The Influence: Glen Matlock

The records that changed my life

The former Sex Pistol and Rich Kid called himself ‘Blind Lemon Matlock’ before he became the punk-blues godfather.

My introduction to the blues was listening to The Mike Raven Blues Show on Radio 1 in the late 60s. It was a formative radio programme for so many of us. Listening to the transistor at home in Kensal Green, north London, you had a choice between Mary Hopkin and Lightnin’ Hopkins – and Lightnin’ won.


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