Richard Atkins was at the beginning of a promising musical career — until a single disastrous performance changed the course of his life.
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In 1968 Richard Atkins was building toward success he was certain would approach that of the Byrds or Simon & Garfunkel, but stage fright triggered a disastrous make-or-break performance in a small Hollywood nightclub, and everything abruptly fell apart.
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