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Rick Derringer: All-American Boy

Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 6 December 1973

THE OLD LITANY of the man with the cigar ("C'mere kid I'm gone make you a star") has been recited so often that it might conceivably be doubted if such things ever happen in real life. Still, there's always the case of Little Ricky and the McCoys to set the record straight, with the Cadillac belonging to the production team of Feldman-Gottehrer-Goldstein and the resultant gold going to 'Hang On Sloopy', a success story near-classic in its archetypal unfolding.

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