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Obituary: John Hammond

Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 25 July 1987

WHO'S GOING to find the next rock legend now that John Hammond's gone? Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith, Lester Young and Count Basie all got their recording careers started thanks to the record industry's most elegant and venerated aristocrat.

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