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Born between 1944 and 1953: the Blank Generation.


Unfairly dismissed by Sixties rock critics as a fey and twee Dylan wannabe, DONOVAN (born 1946) was clearly the unacknowledged legislator of all things fey and twee. Cat Stevens and Marc Bolan carved their entire careers out of tiny corners of his vast and misty mountained realm. You want gorgeous melodies, unbeatable pop hooks, restless […]

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HiLobrow gives thanks and praise to Peggy Nelson, David Smay, Mimi Lipson, Tor Aarestad, James Parker, and Greg Rowland, who contributed shout-outs to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. On Wednesday, we’ll publish the next installment of this series. After that, we may have to scale back the scope of these entries… it’s […]