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Saturday Night at the Oldies: Kitsch and Sentimentality and Dylan

April Stevens' and Nino Tempo's version of Deep Purple became a number one hit in 1963. I liked it when it first came out, and I've enjoyed it ever since. A while back I happened to hear it via Sirius...
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