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Johnny Winter: Will The Real John Dawson Winter III Stand Up And Rock?

Dan Nooger, Circus Raves, February 1975

THE RECORD Plant, one of New York's finest recording studios, occupies a floor of an otherwise unprepossessing office building in the heart of the Times Square area, where street life, pimps, and funky whores of all sexes mingle with the tourists and businessmen in pursuit of their cheap nameless thrills. Jimi Hendrix's finest album, Electric Ladyland, was recorded within its oak-paneled walls; Todd Rundgren's Runt, the album that started the sparkle-haired wizard on his way to Utopia, was born there. Johnny Winter cut part of his last album, Saints & Sinners, there, and liked it so well he returned to do his latest vinyl offering, John Dawson Winter III, beneath its soft lights.

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