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Album: Leonard Cohen, Live at The Isle of Wight 1970, (Columbia)

Now that Leonard Cohen is acknowledged as a musical treasure, it's fascinating to revisit this performance from a time when his star was in its early ascendancy.

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Old guard coast on pleasure island

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Tom Paxton, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

"I believe in not looking back and staring," Tom Paxton tells us honestly, "but in remembering with affection." Though he was a follower of Woody Guthrie and a contemporary of Dylan on 1961's Greenwich Village folk scene, Paxton was also John Denver's favourite singer-songwriter, and his lyrics sometimes verge on the saccharine. But he retains a tough lyrical core worthy of Guthrie, when it matters.

Pop: Still rocking after all these years

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It's taken 30 years to see the sitcom potential of the Sixties counterculture. At last, says David Lister

The Irritations of Modern Life: 57. Serious Campers

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Pop: Apprentice to the stars

John Lennon, Marc Bolan and Paul Simon have all taken Nick Laird- Clowes under their wings. Now he's finally got round to releasing his first album.

Debate: Middle age

An American study last week claimed middle age as the prime of life.
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