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In 1965, Gibson made the red one I use now, and a black one, which was the first black 335 they ever made.

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In early '57, I bought a Fender Telecaster.

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We were the hot young band around there, ... I still have newspaper articles and stuff like that.

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The first time I went to New York, I met Alan Freed.

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About two months into the Whisky, I borrowed some money and rented a remote recording truck.

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But I always loved songs with great lyrics.

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Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster. Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.

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I accepted an offer to do a concert for the reopening of the Mall of Memphis.

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I got to see all these incredible blues players, like Jimmy Reed.

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I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could, once I really got into it.

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I loved playing and I was actually working two jobs.

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I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City, I took off for awhile and didn't do too many gigs.

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I think my favorite album was probably Realization.

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I've got a Fender Concert amp from the '60s, the one Joe Osborn used. He played his bass through it.

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