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John Lyon (Nick Riff)

John Lyon (Nick Riff)
Country
United States
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John Lyon is an American musician who uses the stage name Nick Riff. He played in a variety of bands during the 80s, and released a number of solo albums in the 90s. After a break of many years, he resurfaced in 2006.
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http://www.nickriff.com
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Nick Riff — Cloak of Immortality Nick Riff — Cloak of Immortality
(Delerium DELEC CD 017, 1995, CD)

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