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Lady Sings The Blues (Motown/Paramount Pictures)

Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

I had to be darkened down so the show could go on in dynamic-assed Detroit. It's like they say, there's no damn business like show business. You had to smile to keep from throwing up.
— Billie Holiday

Started my life 
In an old, cold run down tenement slum 
My father left, 
He never even married mom 
I shared the guilt that momma knew 
So afraid that others knew I had no name ...
— 'Love Child', The Supremes

Total word count of piece: 1399

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