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Ry Cooder

John Hutchinson, In Dublin, June 1982

WITHIN HOURS of arriving from Glasgow, Ry Cooder walked into a room in Jury's Hotel wearing a black track suit, with a towel bundled under his arm. He is tall and sturdily built; his frame is unquestionably American. Grinning broadly, he sat down and called for coffee. A moment later he was completely concentrated, answering my questions with consummate professionalism.

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