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John Henry Hammond (December 15, 1910July 10, 1987) was a record producer, musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. In his service as a talent scout, Hammond became one of the most influential figures in 20th Century popular music.

He was instrumental in sparking or developing the careers of many important performers, including Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.



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