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Bluesman Magic Sam: His Legend Lives On

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 6 January 1985

WHAT IF HE HADN'T died so young? Among rock fans, that kind of speculation usually centers on icons like Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Holly. Among some of Los Angeles' tradition-minded young rockers, it's singer-guitarist Magic Sam, who was on the verge of recognition as a major blues talent before his death in 1969 at 32.

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