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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The UK's Mojo Magazine has published another one of its well-respected special editions. "The Who & The Story of 70s Rock" takes a long hard look at the decade, charting the development of music during the era from the early days of progressive rock, through to the rise of punk rock, taking a critic and, at times, humourous look at the sounds and the images which made the 70s such a fascinating ten years.

Mojo Special 07/06

Pink Floyd naturally get good coverage inside the special issue. John Harris takes a long hard look at Dark Side Of The Moon - many of you will recall that he is the author of the excellent book, "DSOTM - The Making Of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece", which came out last year, and you can read our review here.

Accompanying his article are a number of nice live and portrait shots, and there is also a reprint of a lengthly, long-lost 1973 interview with Nick Mason and Roger Waters for Zigzag Magazine. This features the pair looking at the band's history up to that point - and is absorbing stuff!

Elsewhere in the magazine, The Who also get exhaustive coverage - a great selection of rare live shots follow a fascinating article concerning itself with the band in the 1970s - an explosive and tragic decade for them.

Nick Kent talks in detail of how he survived three tours with Led Zeppelin - eye-opening stuff.

Other features take a look at Kate Bush's one and only tour, in 1979; the short but fiery career of the Sex Pistols; the departure of Peter Gabriel from Genesis, and how both parties careers moved forward from that point; and the reinvention of the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie, to meet the demands of a new breed of fan and a new musical landscape.

Completing the coverage is a chronological countdown of 70 of the decade's greatest albums, which includes Meddle and, of course, DSOTM, and this compliments an interesting look at various examples of album cover art in the 70s.

Mojo Special 07/06An absorbing read - one to snap up if you have any interest in music of the 1970s. The magazine is now on UK store shelves, and is available in many countries as an import. Our thanks to Mark Blake for his help, as always.

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