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In 1962, 20-year-old Texas singer Barbara Lynn was on the verge of stardom. Her soulful slow burner “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” topped the R&B chart and made the pop chart Top 10. While Lynn had a few more hits, including 1965’s “Oh Baby, We Got a Good Thing Goin’,” which the Rolling Stones would go on to cover, massive fame eluded. After taking a break from making music in the ’80s, Lynn has periodically performed in the years since for soul fanatics worldwide and even received a brief encore when Moby sampled her song “Good Woman.” Her earthy, sensual voice comes through on that song, but her unique guitar style still belongs to her live shows.
LYNN PERFORMS AT 6 P.M. AT THE KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE, 2700 F ST. NW. FREE. (202) 467-4600.