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Loudon Wainwright

Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

ANOTHER OF THE new breed of songwriters – sharp, witty, terse, incisive – Loudon Wainwright III arrived on the Greenwich Village scene just as it was fading from public view, and thereby perhaps missing out on some of the recognition he might easily have garnered had he timed his emergence a bit better. He was already into his third album before people began hailing him as an overnight flash.

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