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Visitors: George Thorogood

Bill Bentley, LA Weekly, 14 October 1982

IF GEORGE Thorogood didn't exist, a true-blue rock & roll fan would be tempted to invent him. The guy obviously believes Chuck Berry created the world, with help from bluesters like Elmore James and John Lee Hooker. He tours with the fervor of an energetic evangelist, once playing 50 states in 50 days. His records — first for the feisty independent Rounder label and now the larger EMI-America — have been consistent sellers, Move It On Over going gold. Guitarist-singer Thorogood's live shows have seen him on table tops and duckwalking across the stage, playing in the throes of a musical mania. Last year he was handpicked to open for the Rolling Stones on their U.S. and European tours. Besides, the man loves baseball. He's even been known to take time off to play the game, hardball-style.

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