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Charlie Rich: A Guide

Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, October 1973

If you think you know what frustration is like, try this on for size: imagine you were a singer who had come up with Sun Records shortly after Elvis Presley's stay there. Your voice had been favorably compared with Elvis's on many occasions, even by Sam Phillips himself. And yet, after a decade of recording, your commercial success had been next to nothing. Over twenty singles had been recorded, twenty chances for popular acceptance thrown out on the market, and only two had ever scratched the national charts.

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