Soul of rock 'n' roll

Writer/musician Paul Quarrington. (Irene Duma/Strange Duck Media)

Paul Quarrington, who passed away early this morning after a long struggle with lung cancer, had the soul of a rock 'n' roller. Sure, he was celebrated -- and rightly so -- for his notable contributions to our country's literary canon, winning numerous awards for his off-kilter portraits of engagingly flawed heroes, but the guy's passion for music was simply awesome.

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