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John Prine

Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

ALTHOUGH AT FIRST he may sound like an early incarnation of Bob Dylan, lyrically John Prine has a voice all his own. Fusing his country and western background with a rock beat and folk sensibilities, Prine has succeeded in producing over a relatively short career, a body of work that is as powerful as it is eloquent. Plus, he's got a sense of humour.

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