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Ian Whitcomb: The Troubadour Of Lost Time

Kirk Silsbee, Arroyo Monthly, January 2009

POET HOLLY PRADO once observed: "A city either wants you or it doesn't." Ian Whitcomb was a history student at Dublin's Trinity College with a passion for pop music when he arrived in Los Angeles in 1965. As a lark, he had recorded a song that Tower Records picked up and made a national hit: 'You Turn Me On'. It was a piano-pounding rocker to blues changes that jumped out of transistor radios that summer.

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