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Charlie Rich, 1932-1995

Charlie Gillett, MOJO, September 1995

Charlie Rich, who died in Memphis on July 25, was the ultimate square peg in a round hole: a jazz pianist promoted as a rock 'n’ roll singer, and then nightclub balladeer who topped the pop and country charts as a country singer. In between, and always, he was a drinker.

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