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Happy Happy, Joy Joy: Emitt Rhodes

Erik Himmelsbach, LA CityBeat, 22 January 2004

EMITT RHODES still doesn’t know what hit him. Thirty years ago, he was the new Paul McCartney, an ambitious kid who craved the perfect pop song. Then he got blindsided into submission by the heartless business of music. Now he’s just another sad guy with a boatload of talent that got buried in a black hole of depression.

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