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Happy birthday Al Green

When Al Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, he was called "one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music," and I can definitely agree with that. It's hard to believe he's a senior citizen. The Rev. Al Green turns 65 today. While he became an ordained minister in 1976, he made a return to his R & B roots in the late 80's.  At one of the last Madison Blues Festivals I had a chance to see him live. And even though it was a Sunday night and I had been outside all weekend meeting Triple M listeners and enjoying music and beverages...I stayed until the very end. (Many of my Triple M colleagues left early..their mistake!) I remember his voice sounded as smooth as ever and he looked smokin' hot in an all white suit. While I don't have any video of that to share with you, here he is rockin' a different kind of suit in the early 70's. Enjoy!

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04/13/2011 8:14AM
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