I'll never do it again, I swear

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I know that Pedantry is the son of Ar­ro­gance and the fa­ther to Bore­dom but, nev­er­the­less, I won­der if Route 66 is best de­scribed as Chuck Berry’s “rock’n’roll corner­stone” [MOJO Playlist, is­sue 295]? Whilst Chuck did cut a ver­sion of the song in 1961, it was orig­i­nally writ­ten by Bobby Troup in 1946 and was recorded in the same year by Nat King Cole. In the same is­sue, Jon Sav­age’s ex­cel­lent piece on the birth of heavy rock refers to the ‘young girl’ who pipes up at the end of The Nice’s Amer­ica. Wasn’t this the voice of the daugh­ter of P.P. Arnold, for whom The Nice were the back­ing band? I don’t sup­pose MOJO has a va­cancy for a well-paid nit­picker, er, I mean, fact-checker, do you? Steve Rigby, Manch­ester

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