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J.J. Cale: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, December 1994

WHISPERING BOB Harris introduces him as "very simply a legend", this grizzled geezer who's spent the intermission on stage with his back to the audience impersonating a guitar roadie. He stops fiddling with his amp and turns to face the audience – we're as raucous as he is placid – a lolly stick with a worn-out brillo pad on top, the legendary J.J Cale.

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