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Bell touches down for flying visit to runway warriors

The new MP Martin Bell yesterday called for a "model eviction" on his visit to the Manchester second-runway protest as officials continued their step-by-step attempt to shift demonstrators from the muddy, rain-drenched site.

Revelations; I thought, I'll be a writer

The time: The Sixties The place: Ravenswood school, London The man: Hanif Kureishi

Ossie Clark's killer jailed

The Sixties fashion guru Ossie Clark was killed by his former boyfriend in a frenzied knife attack because he believed the designer was the devil, the Old Bailey was told yesterday, writes Nicole Veash.

Who is the fairest of them all?

Which celebrity has the most shrines on the Web? Using the Lycos, Yahoo and Altavista search engines, The Independent compiled this Top 10 ranking from a list of 50 mega-league media stars. The shrine addresses listed below are just examples, not necessarily the biggest or busiest ones

Hush now

John Scofield has gone quiet. He's swapped his electric jazz guitar for a nylon-stringed acoustic. With mellow, Gil-ish results. By Phil Johnson

Dark deeds, diabolical liberties

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Peter Green / Guildford Folk & Blues Festival

There is no smarter move in the music business than getting out while still at the top. By accident rather than design, Fleetwood Mac's founder Peter Green did just that in 1970 after three years, during which his creative spark took the original line-up of the band out of blues clubs in back-rooms of British pubs and into the concert halls and pop- singles charts of the world. Sadly, rock stardom damaged Green.

FOLK: Martin Hayes, Olympia, Dublin

There's a sense, among Irish musicians, that Martin Hayes has come out of nowhere to stay out on his own; there's also a sense, among the people who write about Irish music, that there are no more adjectives, epithets or cross-generic comparisons left to be used about him. Comparisons in print to the likes of Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix cause Hayes to step back in quite genuine humility and usually to mumble some self-deprecating witticism in an unmistakably soft-spoken East Clare accent. If he is indeed on that level of genius, he'll be the first in history to combine it with being an ordinary bloke.

Obituaries: Chas Chandler

When Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar, Chas Chandler was ready with the lighter fuel. When Slade were desperate for a new image, Chandler dressed the band up as skinheads. The tough, outspoken Geordie was the perfect manager for both these diverse talents. A fouder member of The Animals, he could sympathise with musicians and understand their problems. As a canny businessman he also understood the power of publicity and the importance of image.

They never got over it

4-2 by David Thomson Bloomsbury pounds 16.99

Obituary: Johnny "Guitar" Watson

When Johnny "Guitar" Watson joined the archdevil of dada- istic rock, Frank Zappa, on the road, it was a bit like Muddy Waters joining Karl-Heinz Stockhausen (or, to mention a similarly unlikely teaming that actually happened, when the Chieftains joined John Cage on stage). But Watson was said to have been the seminal influence on Zappa's own guitar playing, and anyway Zappa's admiration for the more hard-core blues players was well known, as witness his hiring blues fiddler Sugarcane Harris to play with the Mothers of Invention in the early Seventies.

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A rock legend unto herself

She was with Jimi Hendrix when he died and built up a life based on their relationship. But in the end Monika Dannemann was the victim of her own self-delusion. By Mary Braid

Hendrix girlfriend found dead

JAMES CUSICK

Tragic end for the woman who worshipped Hendrix

Rock 'n' roll death: Defeat in her court case this week may have proved too much for Monika Danneman
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