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December 24, 2020

Leslie West (1945-2020)

Saw him twice. Spring/Fall 1970. Ludlow Garage in Cincinnati. Leslie West wasn’t Clapton but sometimes he was close. His bassist-producer Felix Papalardi (who once produced Cream) thought he was better than Clapton. West was having fun when he played. Loud playful fun. Only the MC5 brought out more pure animal in an audience. Undersung Jersey fat kid who started with “The Wharf Rats.” And he could sing, too.

“Leslie West, Wailer Guitarist-Singer Rocker, Is Dead at 75”


Posted by JD Hull at December 24, 2020 05:39 AM


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