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2015 - The Burning Questions: Is Clive James an unlikely rock star?

How the erudite Aussie is living out his rock’n’roll lyric-writing fantasies.

Author, poet, critic, ranconteur, greatest living Australian (who isn’t a member of AC/DC), Clive James has countless strings to his bow. But what’s not so well known is his 50-year stint as lyricist for singer-songwriter and university pal Pete Atkin (pictured above). Here, James looks back on his relationship with rock’n’roll.


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