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Eden Ahbez: Legend of The Lost

Kirk Silsbee, LA Weekly, 8 July 2016

SOME PEOPLE only have one hit record in them.  History's one-hit wonders make up a long, sometimes colorful and often tragic legion.  Eden Ahbez got lucky.  He had a compelling song, with an unusual melody and a message that struck a universal chord.  But having a song was not enough; he was able to prevail upon Nat Cole's valet to get it to the "King" backstage at the Lincoln Theatre on Central Avenue.  After he did, Eden Ahbez's fortunes took a definite upturn.

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