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Cyril Lance

Cyril Lance 

Look… Cyril’sfirst album was Danny Kay’s "Two by Two" and he graduated straight fromthat to Deep Purple’s "Made in Japan". Not an auspicious start.Luckily, while growing up in Honolulu, Hawai’i he happened to belistening to college radio and heard Muddy Waters singing "I’m a Man" -Muddy had a thing or two on Danny Kay as far as Cyril was concerned,and he decided to make an abrupt shift in artistic direction somewhatto the dismay of his Wagnerian loving mom and pop (they at leastunderstood the importance of music being played at high volume).The rest just happened naturally. A shy kid, Cyril played his $17guitar along to Muddy Mississippi Waters "Live" on his RCA hi-fi,taping more and more pennies on the needle to stop it from jumping allover the place.

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