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Jackie Lomax, 1944-2013

Richard Williams, Guardian, The, 17 September 2013

THE CAREER OF the Liverpool-born singer and songwriter Jackie Lomax, who has died aged 69, seemed set on a golden path when he became one of the first artists signed to the Beatles' Apple label in 1968. But if an appealingly soulful voice, high cheekbones and influential friends were sometimes all that seemed necessary for stardom in those days, they were never quite enough to do the trick for Lomax, who has died suddenly at the age of 69, while on a visit to Britain from his adoptive home in California.

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