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Waddy Wachtel: Confessions of a 'Mafia' Guitarist

David Gans, BAM, 7 March 1980

WADDY WACHTEL, ace guitarist and member of Peter Asher's "L.A. Mafia", has just finished the most important recording sessions of his career – his own. Waddy and some of the players he's worked with on all those great records have been waiting patiently for over two years until their schedules opened up enough that they could get together on their own. "We referred to ourselves casually as 'the Boys,'" says Waddy, "but that name's been taken now and we haven't decided on a new one yet."

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