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Saints and Sinners: Johnny Winter's Celebration of Freedom

Michael Gross, Circus, March 1974

IN A HUGE Connecticut mansion, the kind reserved for bank presidents -and rock stars, a tall, thin, albino blues player kneeled before a massive fireplace, struck a match and touched it to a pile of kindling. In a matter of seconds the dry timber had caught, and in another few moments the smoke, instead of sailing up the chimney, flooded into the room.

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