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Ned Doheny: Ned Doheny

Richie Unterberger, Asylum Japan, 2009

WHEN NED Doheny's self-titled debut LP appeared in 1973, the artist had already been active in the Southern California singer-songwriter scene for several years. In that respect, he shared similar roots with two other acts that began their recording career for Asylum Records at around the same time, Jackson Browne and the Eagles. Though Ned Doheny did not approach the commercial success of the early '70s releases by his labelmates, it was the first of a long-running series of albums under his own name that he's continuing to generate to this day, even if his association with Asylum would prove short-lived.

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