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October 8, 1994 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Shirley Dixon was 13, a friend played her an album by Led Zeppelin, and something struck the girl as odd. Thinking the song "Whole Lotta Love" sounded familiar, she borrowed the album, took it home and played it for her father, blues songwriter-producer Willie Dixon, who confirmed her suspicion. It was, in places, virtually identical to his song "You Need Love." And he wasn't being paid royalties for it.
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October 8, 1994 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Shirley Dixon was 13, a friend played her an album by Led Zeppelin, and something struck the girl as odd. Thinking the song "Whole Lotta Love" sounded familiar, she borrowed the album, took it home and played it for her father, blues songwriter-producer Willie Dixon, who confirmed her suspicion. It was, in places, virtually identical to his song "You Need Love." And he wasn't being paid royalties for it.
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December 11, 1992 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times.
Albert King didn't exactly leave the blues behind when he packed away his electric guitar a few years back, along with a career that generated "Born Under a Bad Sign" and other blues hits. But he went into semi-retirement after nearly three decades on the road. "Every now and then, I was going to go out and play," King says now. "But I was mostly going to be down at the fishing bank."
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October 22, 2000 | CATHERINE TSAI, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Not long after Robert Spangler learned he was dying of cancer, detectives came knocking at his door on the chance he had something he might want to get off his chest before the end came. He didn't disappoint them. Spangler matter-of-factly admitted killing his family in 1978 and pushing his third wife to her death at the Grand Canyon 15 years later, investigators said. Now Spangler, 67, is under arrest on murder charges.
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March 22, 1992 | STEVE APPLEFORD, Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for Westside/Valley Calendar.
Blues giant Willie Dixon spent the last decade of his life in Southern California, where he'd discovered a healthy following for the music he helped define in a 40-year career as a songwriter and performer. Before his death in January at age 76, Dixon had planned to attend an April 4 concert by Cash McCall, Floyd Dixon and other local blues players at the Club Lingerie in Hollywood.
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May 19, 1985 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
After a sporadic, three-month search, Paul Nash has yet to land a summer job. But the 16-year-old Torrance High School junior isn't worried. "Everyone I know is getting a job," Nash said with a shrug. "A lot of my friends already have them. It's not that hard to find one." Nash's complacency was echoed last week by several teen-agers who joined him at the Southern California Regional Occupational Center in Torrance.
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