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Chuck Jackson in Three Acts

Kirk Silsbee, Los Angeles Reader, 20 November 1990

AN OFT-REPEATED myth about American popular music is that the early 1960s were a fallow period, dominated by greasy teen idols named Bobby. Supposedly, domestic pop was in desperate need of revitalization from British invaders who hadn't forgotten how to rock.

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