Had he lived, Nick Drake would have been 70 this year, and fêted as one of our greatest songwriters. Yet, as friends and peers explore in the latest MOJO, he wasn’t made for his times, or built to withstand the pressures of the music business. They help us tell the stories behind his magical songs, while a selection of MOJO’s favourite contemporary artists – including Villagers, Vashti Bunyan, Field Music, Bridget St John and Amber Arcades – cover his key compositions on our free CD.
Also in the new issue: Mike Love gets feisty, Krist Novoselic puts Nirvana behind him, Monkee Mike Nesmith dispenses hard-won wisdom, Felt’s Lawrence fuels the enigma, and MOJO writers explain why they love rock history’s Unloved Albums. Plus: Lloyd Price, Aldous Harding, Colter Wall, unseen Sex Pistols, Neil Young’s yard sale, Eric Clapton on screen, Suggs on Ian Dury, R.I.P. Rick Hall and Johnny Hallyday. And! The madness of Toto!