J.D. Richards - Songwriter - Poe's Nevermore [Hallelujah] - Inspired by the leadership of the youth of the USA, the March For Our Lives
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J.D. Richards - Songwriter
Poe's Nevermore [Hallelujah] - Inspired by the leadership of the youth of the USA, the March For Our Lives
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Brother Jack - An original inspired by my good friend One-Eyed Jack Hans who bravely fought cancer into remission the 1st battle losing an eye but lost the 2nd battle. After his 2nd cancer diagnosis, I would go to his room and give him one-on-one concerts as he requested. We would make plans we both knew we would not be allowed to keep. I performed at his wake. The song is not a biography. Jack was never a street preacher and loved his rum and coke. Love yah man.
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Every Breath You Take [COVER] - My cover vocal on The Police classic. My oh my, those highs Sting hit so effortlessly. I recorded. My vocal was at age 53.
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Doctor My Eyes [COVER] - My cover of the Jackson Brown hit.
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I Feel Fine [COVER] - Cover of a Beatles classic.
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God Bless Texas [COVER] - Cover of the Texas Country smash hit.
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps [COVER] - Cover the Beatle's classic by George with a Latin twist. Had time for one try at it. My interpretation.
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Start Living Today [Prelim] -Written the morning of September 11, 2001, after seeing 2 planes explode into the twin towers in New York City. The 2nd plane I saw on LIVE TV. Death can come with no warning and doesn't wait for goodbyes.
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True Love - JD Richards - A new original.
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Say You'll Be Mine [Master] - My original I sang at over 60 weddings in 10 years on Galveston Island and half of those used it as the father/bride dance. I felt very honored. In early 2008, I wrote "She Said Yes" and thought I would be my new wedding song. I sang it at one. This recording is from 2002. : )
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Mermaid With A Dolphin Tattoo [Master] - An original about a mermaid with a dolphin tattoo. Last chorus vocal slur marred the 41st take today. My hands are on strike.
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FOR NO ONE [Cover] - Cover vocal of the Beatle's classic.
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Lonely Stranger [COVER] - My cover of the Clapton blue's tune. Sorry for overdriving the mic in the chorus. I had one shot at it today and after trying to figure out the 1st line in the chorus, I finally did thanks to some instruction from my best friend. Love the song. Not only is Clapton a master of the guitar but after branching off into his solo career, he is an exceptional vocalist. Like most songs, I cover, I sing my impression of the song by feel.
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Banana Republics [COVER] - Cover of one of my two favorite Jimmie Buffett songs. Pirate Looks At 40 bring the other. I remember 40. A speed bump on the road of life.
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Say Something [COVER] - My cover of the Great Big World/Christina Aguilera hit.
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On A Texas Afternoon -An original commentary song about Texas and specifically Galveston, my adopted hometown.
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By A Country Mile - A new original inspired by something my friend, Lynn, said. The lady sure can sing. I tend to shy away from long holding of high notes and prefer to use blues hooks on the end of lines. Hats off to country girls everywhere. With me, it will be a knit cap.
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Gone - An original about the end of a relationship.
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Rhythm Of The Falling Rain [COVER] - Cover of the Cascades classic.
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Jessica On My Mind - The lyric was written in 1980 but I was never satisfied with the melody line. Picked up my guitar after pulling up the lyrics. Changed 2 half-lines and started playing Em then Em9.
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I'll Cry Instead [COVER] - My cover of the Beatles complete with double-tracked lead vocals a la Lennon.
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If I Were A Carpenter [COVER] - My cover of the Tim Hardin tune covered by Bobby Darin Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, and many others.
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Baby Come Home - An original inspired by Lightfoot.
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When You Were Mine - A looking back after a break-up original.
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Little Death The - An original inspired by the French phrase - La petite mort (Meaning: "the little death") is an expression which means "the brief loss or weakening of consciousness" and in modern usage refers specifically to "the sensation of post orgasm as likened to death.". The first attested use of the expression in English was in 1572 with the meaning of "fainting fit"
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Gulf Of Mexico {Master Edit} - It was written on the steps of the Seawall in Galveston. A love song to the Gulf and Galveston.
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Chasing Cars COVER - My cover of the beautifully crafted Snow Patrol hit.
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This Is No Virgin Heart [Master] - The original version of this original song was very Allman Brothers influenced and this video was originally used for it. I had done 4 other videos for the Doug Burtchaell produced version in which he plays all instruments and yesterday discovered that this video fit the 2002 version with all its Woodstock pictures, some of Santana. The Santana influence can be heard in Doug's lead. The song was written and recorded in 1990 with me playing all the parts. This version was recorded in Doug Burtchaell's home studio around 2002. Doug produced, engineered, and played all the instruments on This Is No Virgin Heart. I spent my adult life researching to write this song and hundreds of others.
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I Still Love You [Master] - Written titled "You Were The One" when I was a staff-writer at Welbeck Music (ASCAP Div of ATV Music in 1981). Since renamed "I Still Love You" since I have another C/W ballad written in 2007, "You Were The One". I played this song at Thirsty's in Beaumont, Texas in 1982 and a cowboy sitting up front got up after I finished my song and tipped me $20 to do it again. I did. When I was done he tipped his hat as he left.
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Brother Jack [MASTER] - An original inspired by a street preacher and named after my good friend Jack Hans.
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Shallow [COVER MALE VOCAL] - My COVER vocal of the Bradley Cooper part in Shallow with extra harmonies added.
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Carnally Yours - I will keep my promise to me to post this demo today on the one month anniversary of living on my own, albeit with a ton of help from my wonderful, intelligent, beautiful daughter, my son-in-law, my spiritual adviser/friend/guitar virtuoso, and my best friend, Sir Dennis Compton, emmaculate rockin' vocalist and philosopher of rock. I'm in the wheelchair, so I do the rollin' with a country twang. Please excuse the vocal blunder at the beginning of the last chorus. My right hand had one shot at getting it right (ha ha) and did a reasonable job. It was my lack of concentration that got me at the and in the end. The song idea came from 2006 but wan't completed till last night.
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What Have You Done To My Heart - I tried over-night to record my newest love song inspired by a lady that without realizing it, perhaps, inspired me with her smile and laughter. My 1st video of the brand new song was not what I wanted, so I deleted it, picked up my guitar, and re-tooled the entire melody to get the feel I wanted. I hope you enjoy. jd
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Footprints In The Sand {Master} - An original country/blues ballad. I sat down with my wooden lady in my lap and just started playing. A haunting melody came to my voice and I wrote the song and recorded it in an hour or so. I was in between 4 discs fusion operations and in a great deal of pain at the time..
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When Love Dies - An original carved from reality. I finally was able to get my right and left hand on the same page for the whole song.Been posting covers while new songs were written and recorded. My right hand took issue with it's use and more or less filibustered my efforts until yesterday.
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Breathe 2AM [COVER] - My interpretation of the Anna Nalick pop hit. With me singing it, the song has whispers of Willie Nelson in it. I liked the original release, so I gave it a whirl raw with no rehearsal. Now I need to record it again after replotting the vocal in the chorus. Got my 1st Covid vaccine yesterday and am feeling a little out of sorts. Music always has a healing effect on me.
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White Bird [COVER] - Cover of the 1960s classic by It's A Beautiful Day.
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Here's To The Night [COVER] - My version of Here's To The Night by Eve 6.
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A Song For You [COVER] - Cover of the Leon Russell classic.
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Back To The Island [COVER] - Cover of the Leon Russell classic. Tracks surged in several spots.
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Aubrey [COVER] - My interpretation of the David Gates penned Bread classic. I think of the lady I dated 10 consecutive nights (Her name wasn't Aubrey) then had to back off because I was still feeling the after-effects of divorce #1 and the loss of the blessing of seeing my daughter grow up day to day. I have stated many times that I am an, "Eye-man". Whether a lady is tall/short, has large/small breasts, long/short hair, or hair color, is not as important as the eyes, intelligence, honesty, and a smile that warms my heart. I am partial to redheads, it seems. I am 73 and have been with 13 women. 4 had red hair. Prefer quality over quantity.
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Time In A Bottle [COVER] - Cover of the Jim Croce masterpiece.
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You And Tequila [COVER] - My best friend and musical co-conspirator, Dennis Compton, played this Chesney song before his gig and I wanted to sing it this afternoon. Found a track and recorded my 1st try. May record it again after I sing it live a few times. In the video and the recording, Grace Potter's presence is there with elegance.
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I Can't Tell You Why [COVER] - My cover of the Eagle's classic.
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A White Sportcoat [COVER] - Cover of the Marty Robbins classic.
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Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Cover of the early Elvis hit.
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I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song [COVER] - Cover of the timeless Jim Croce classic.
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She Never Knew Me [COVER] - My cover of the Don Williams classic.-
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Hey Good Lookin' [COVER] - My cover of the timeless Hank Williams classic
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Reason To Believe [COVER] - Cover of the Rod Stewart hit.
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Wonderful Tonight [COVER] - My acoustic cover of Eric Clapton's beautiful love ballad.
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Never Been To Spain [COVER] - My cover of the Hoyt Axton classic recorded by Three Dog Night.
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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You [COVER] - My cover on a Van Morrison classic. I was in a bit of pain while recording so my smile was fairly non-existant.
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot COVER - My cover of the Eric Clapton version of this gospel classic.
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I've Got A Rock n Roll Heart [Cover] - My cover on the Clapton classic.
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Please Come To Boston [COVER] - My cover of the Dave Loggins masterpiece.
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Bettie Davis Eyes [COVER] - My cover of the Kim Carnes classic hit.
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Heaven [COVER] - My cover of Bryan Adams beautiful love song. Recorded without any effects on my voice. The lighting makes me look more sun-burned than I am. I was vampire white and was out under the island sun for 30 minutes.
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On And On [COVER] - My cover of the Stephen Bishop classic. A favorite of mine to perform with my "Wooden Lady". Previous posting was corrupt and had to replaced.
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(Turn Out The Lights And) Love Me Tonight [COVER] - My cover of the Don Williams hit written by Bob McDill.
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Norwegian Wood [Cover] - My cover of the Beatles' classic.
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Elusive Butterfly [COVER] - My cover of the beautiful Bob Lind song.
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What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted [COVER]
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Its Now Or Never [COVER] - My cover of the Elvis classic. Did I hit the famous powerful ending note?
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Here's To The Night [COVER] - My cover of the Eve 6 hit.
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My Hometown [COVER] -
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I'm Easy [COVER] - My cover of the Keith Carradine hit.
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Good Old Boys Like Me {COVER} - My live cover on the Don Williams hit written by Bob McDill.
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You Make Me feel Like I'm In Love [Master] - An original written while a staff writer in Nashville for Welbeck Music ASCAP. Dedicated to one of my favorite singers and actors.
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Waking Up Next To You - A bluegrass tune I wrote in Nashville in 1980.
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Hold Me [MASTER] - My 2nd demo in Nashville was done in a 24 Track Studio (The Sound Lab on Grand) and came about with suddenness. The producer I wrote for had a session with the Overstreet Sisters from Florida and halfway through the session, he came out and said there would be time for one more song. Could I write something in the next 30 minutes? I said yes and wrote "Hold Me" in the writer's lounge. I had my guitar there as I waited for a ride. The Overstreets liked the song and recorded it. Shortest time between writing and recording I ever experienced. Years later I put down the vocals you hear. I lived in a room above a home studio and could tinker all night, several nights a week. The recording is from 1980. I cleaned it up as best I could. I hope you enjoy "Hold Me". jd
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Still Got The Blues For You (COVER) - My bluesy cover of the Gary Moore tune that cuts into the heart of the blues.
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Tears In Heaven [Cover] - My cover of the Eric Clapton masterpiece written for his son.
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You Cant Break A Broken Heart - Written while a staff songwriter for Welbeck Music - ASCAP Div of ATV Music in 1981.
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Texas City Texas April 16-17 1947 - I'm very proud to have written this song. The explosions in Texas City this fateful day left a mark on the city that time can not erase. I've given away copies of my CD containing Texas City, Texas April 16-17 every time someone said they were from Texas City at my gigs. The courage of the Texans who lived through this amazes me. Every time I performed this the audience got very quiet. Please listen to my words. I did my best to portray what happened. jd7 -
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Baby Don't You Break My Heart Slow [COVER] - My cover on Vonda Shepherd's passionately written tune.
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Baby Ruth - An original inspired by my friend Ruth that I met in 1967 in Beaumont, Texas. She was a caring, kind woman who looked like, but prettier, than Martha Hyer. My demo was recorded roughly at 5am this morning to get the limited copyright YouTube posting offers. My juvenile delinquent right hand was still asleep and not doing it's part cleanly. I will record this again
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Sundown [COVER] - My cover of the Gordon Lightfoot classic. Lightfoot, along with Willie, James Taylor, Croce, Chris Rea, the Beatles, Alan Jackson, Hank, Elvis, Joe Cocker, Buffett, and Dylan were my main influences.
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Carefree Highway [COVER] - My cover of the Gordon Lightfoot classic.
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Dirty Work [COVER] - My cover of the magical Steely Dan classic. My best friend, Dennis Compton, saved the CDs I gave him over the last 20 plus years from a house fire and gave me back years of my musical life. Hurricane Ike took over 1,250 demos from me in 2008. The cover tunes went too and pictures of my mom and kids that could not be replaced. I just got back 185 recordings. My hard decision was which ones to post first.
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Words [COVER] - My cover on the BeeGees hit. Recorded at the Dickinson, Texas VFW with my friends, including Dennis Compton at the 'board. What a fun night was had by all.
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You've Got To Hide Your Love Away [COVER] My cover on the Beatles' classic. -
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Goodbye My Lady 1980 - Goodbye My Lady was my first fully demoed song, written in 1980.I n a bad decision the producer had the song done in "A" because it was good for the pickers. I wrote it in C#. Hmmm, I needed a vocal step-ladder to maintain my melody. I added this lead vocal in 1999 and it was as close I was going to get. The master was on a metal cassette. The years have changed the recordings sound. To me, it sounds like someone else singing in parts. It's a shame. The piano work is excellent. Congas can barely be heard. Still love the song about a lucky man and his waitress lady who danced around tables. Be safe my friends.
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If You Could Read My Mind [COVER] - Previous copy was not removed. Tis is the same youtube file. Thank you for the kind comments on the 1st posting.My cover of Gordon Lightfoot's classic.
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Can't Help Falling In Love [COVER] - My cover of the Elvis romantic classic.
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Addicted - An original country ballad of love gone wrong.
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Lover's Lament [Master] - In 2002, I went to the Rosenberg Library in Galveston to research several song ideas. Lover's Lament is a composite of several ladies who flourished during Galveston's wide open period and ended up wealthy wives, and the powerful men whose friends included Sinatra, Howard Hughes, Bob Hope, Peggy Lee, and so many more. The Margarita was invented in Galveston in 1948 for Peggy Lee. In my song the missed woman rose to fame in the Silk Stockings District (Red Light) in Galveston and then married well, leaving our narrator forlorn and lonely. The 1st version was 11 minutes long and I had to do a bit of editing. The 1st frame picture is from 1980 when I was 4 years old. : )
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She Loves Me She Loves Me Not - Written while a contract writer in Nashville wih Don Williams in mind. © 1981 Welbeck Music ASCAP Div of ATV Music Group ASCAP
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Show Me The Road To Heaven - 1 of 4 songs I've written on keyboard. This one was written during the time I had lost feeling for 8 years (1990-1998)
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I Wish You Were Here - A beautiful original love song with a Lennonesque melody and vocal.
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It's Really Love - An original written medium tempo amped up by Doug Luther's hot guitar. Recorded 1980.
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Name 
J.D. Richards
Followers 1,181   
Views 1,211,683   
Props 21,226
Location 77554
Instruments Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Influences Counting Crows, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Rush, JD Richards, Miles Davis, Albert King, Ray Charles, Selena Gomez, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Guy Clark, Donovan, Chick Corea, The Who, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Ramones, Blackfoot, Lady Gaga, Hank Williams, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Queen
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