ONE OF the original subset of muso DJs, who lasted the course by being more than happy to do the thirty seconds of gravel-voiced muttering at the start and end of live concerts, which gave rise to his one moment of actual publicity-courting, about-as-good-as-you’re-imagining single Rockin’ At The BBC.
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The First Cut Is The Deepest became a bit of a notorious song in punk circles as Rod Stewart’s version was famously at number one instead of God Save The Queen. For all that it’s a fascinating song in its own right, written by Cat Stevens of course and, before Rod got his hands on it, most famously performed by PP Arnold who discusses why it’s such a special song here.
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