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Leon Redbone: The Cult of Redbone

Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 5 November 2001

FOR MORE THAN 25 years, Leon Redbone has been conjuring up the past with his Roaring Twenties show tunes and turn-of-the-century minstrel ditties. Wearing his trademark fedora and Groucho Marx moustache, he became a fixture on TV's Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson during the 1970s and '80s, when he attracted legions of fans and supporters, from Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur to Tom Waits and Dr. John. 

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