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Bring Back The Fifties

Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 1970

EVERY YEAR, the manager of the Apollo Theatre in Harlem stages an 'oldies' show, in which almost forgotten stars of R&B relive their past for a couple of songs, and then return to obscurity. Usually, the show was a token recognition of neglected talent; but occasionally, the appearance set off a chain of events that brought more permanent reward to the singer.

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