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Albarn on 'complicated conjurer' Dr John Dee


Blur frontman Damon Albarn, one of the more musically adventurous people in pop, has created a new opera about the 16th century scientist and magician Dr John Dee, who was an adviser to Queen Elizabeth I.

Radio 4's John Wilson spoke to Damon Albarn about his fascination with this "complicated character."

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