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Despite this image, the Duke Special who met me before his Milton Keynes show on Friday was a softly-spoken and politely charming musician, taking time to talk to me about his music.
What made you first want to become a musician?
Seeing one of the Beatles movies. I was 10 years old and they were singing You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away and I was really drawn to that. I grew up in a musical house. My granny was a piano teacher and my three older sisters all played and sang, so I guess music was always around me.
What music do you listen to?
Such a wide variety. Anything from old 78 RPM records - a lot of old gospel, blues, R&B, current jazz, Caribbean, rockabilly, rock’n’roll…
So what’s your favourite song?
It changes all the time, but currently I’m Going In A Field by Ivor Cutler.
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