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Cornell Dupree obituary

Richard Williams, The Guardian, 23 May 2011

FOR A TIME in the mid-1960s, the band of the great rhythm and blues tenor saxophonist King Curtis contained two guitarists. The first, Jimi Hendrix, stayed only a short while before going on to worldwide fame. The other, Cornell Dupree, who has died of emphysema aged 68, remained content to stay in the background, nonetheless establishing a reputation among musicians as one of the very finest of his type.

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