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No. 89: ‘Hampstead Way’ – Linda Lewis (1971)

  • ‘Hampstead Way’ – Linda Lewis (1971)

    True tales of urban bohemia

    Hampstead Way was the location of a commune where Linda Lewis lived, and which was where she first learned to play the guitar and began writing songs. Fortuitously, among the other residents were Robert Wyatt (singer and drummer for The Soft Machine), promoter/America manager Jeff Deter and Warner A&R Ian ‘Sammy’ Samwell, who would ultimately be instrumental in the (still hugely underrated) soul sensation signing to the label.

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