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Charlie Gracie

David Burke, Vintage Rock, March 2015

"TO SURVIVE without a hit record for 63 years and make a good living – that's the success of Charlie Gracie," says the rock'n'roll pioneer whose star may never have ascended the giddy heights of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry or Jerry Lee Lewis, but whose seminal influence on the genre is acknowledged by the likes of Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and Graham Nash.

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