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Patti, Bill and Marty

This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed two of the original Hollies—lead singer-guitarist Allan Clarke and drummer Bobby Elliott—and lyricist Roger Cook (go here). This time around, the song I explored was Long Cool Woman (in a Black...        
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