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CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

With our 30th anniversary—and attendant commemorative doorstop, er, special issue—looming, we present another treasure from our capacious photo archives. In this gem of a shot, future Presidential aspirant Donald Trump poses with two icons of the industry, Ahmet Ertegun and Clive Davis, shortly before proposing a wall be built around Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse. Not long afterward, teenaged Slovenian model Melania Knavs passed out a demo by her band, Aretha and the Led Zeppelins.

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