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Larry Williams: A Bad Boy Blown Away

Bill Millar, Melody Maker, 19 January 1980

SOME PEOPLE nurture memories of the first time they copped a feel or saw the New York skyline. For me, it's hearing Larry Williams' 'She Said Yeah' on Brian Matthew's Saturday Club. There's little to compare with that kind of excitement: Williams started at the top and worked upwards, his voice cracking with an urgency that was overwhelming. Not even Little Richard was so crudely unrestrained

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