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June 6, 1995 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning commuters who exit the westbound Simi Valley Freeway at Tampa Avenue first saw him late last year, as Christmas approached. The old man stood at the top of the overpass, lips pursed on the reed of a clarinet, his instrument case opened hopefully near his feet. If the light was green, drivers would whiz on by, catching just a few notes and perhaps a squeak, enough to know that Benny Goodman's reputation is safe.
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June 6, 1995 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning commuters who exit the westbound Simi Valley Freeway at Tampa Avenue first saw him late last year, as Christmas approached. The old man stood at the top of the overpass, lips pursed on the reed of a clarinet, his instrument case opened hopefully near his feet. If the light was green, drivers would whiz on by, catching just a few notes and perhaps a squeak, enough to know that Benny Goodman's reputation is safe.
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