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Rickie Lee Jones: The Roxy, Los Angeles

Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 23 June 1979

CHUCK E.’S IN the audience. Got up just in time for the show. No doubt Chuck E.’s also in love. He’s definitely in business. The perennial L.A. ligger looks like leaving a lifetime devoted to propping up the walls of the Troubadour dive and other haunts of the Hollywood lowlife to get a bit of the Beverly Hills highlife, thanks to young Rickie Lee. People have been calling him offering him a chance to record himself. He’s even hired a publicist. Maybe his first single won’t be about Rick E but she’ll be in there somewhere.

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