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AUDIO: Johnnie Allan (1978)

Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 1978

The Cajun swamp-pop star talks about his first hit 'Lonely Days, Lonely Nights'; his immortal 1971 cover of Chuck Berry's 'Promised Land' and its belated UK reissue; his road band and stage act; getting drafted in 1961; musical attitudes in the American South; and the way races mixed (or not) in rural Louisiana.


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