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Kris Kristofferson: White Man’s Soul Singer

Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, November 1972

Kris Kristofferson, I'd heard it said before, manages to combine the seemingly opposing qualities of little boy lost and man of the world. Indeed, it's only the scattered flecks of grey that hang in his beard and an article in Cosmopolitan that reveal his age to be nearer forty than thirty. It's strange to see his youthful face and to simultaneously hear him explaining how he got started in the business under the auspices of Tommy Steele's agent back in the 1950s. He's a gentle man is Kris who's suffered every knock in every song but, as he says... the comin' down has always been worth the goin' up.

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