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Merle Haggard

Gene Guerrero, Great Speckled Bird, The, 16 March 1970

IF MERLE Haggard wasn't one of the two or three most creative persons in country music, it would be easy to dismiss him as just another self-made man-country singer gone bad (right wing). I tried to dismiss 'Okie From Muskogee', but his latest hit, 'The Fighting Side of Me', demands a response.

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