Sonny Dunham: Memories of You - JazzWax

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October 14, 2009


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John Cooper

"By the 1980s Dunham was all but forgotten, living in a trailer in Florida, where he died of cancer in 1990."

That's the stuff I hate to hear. Guys and gals who finish out of the money, especially when by circumstance and not abuse of alcohol or drugs.

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