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Lee Atwater: Chairman of the Blues

Frank Owen, Spin, June 1990

Twenty years ago, a young down-home Southern white boy fell in love with black music and became a hot R&B guitarist, backing the likes of Marvin Gaye and Percy Sledge. Today, he's chairman of the Republican National Committee, with a record album debut. Meet Lee Atwater.

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