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John Lennon borrowed one of his riffs, and Led Zeppelin brought him to the U.K., but blues and soul guitarist Bobby Parker is still just playing small D.C. clubs. Thanks to a combination of his own irascible and unpredictable ways and the cold, cruel workings of the biz, Parker virtually disappeared from 1969 to 1993, when he was rediscovered by Black Top Records. When the notoriously late Parker finally shows this evening, resplendent in his James Brown ‘do, count on him to bring on the new year with skillfully rendered blues and R&B originals and covers that utilize his church-rooted warble and his extensive library of licks. Before wowing the Brits, Parker first paid his dues as a guitarist with both the Apollo’s house band and on tour with Bo Diddley. Parker and his Blues Night Band are slated to be on at 9 p.m. at Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th St. NW. $30. (202) 667-5370. (SK)