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West Virginia Music Hall of Famer John Ellison reflects on his ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ Life

12/16/2021

If you saw John Ellison on stage for “Live on the Levee” in August, you would never believe that he’s 80 years old!
“If you take care of your body this is how you look when you’re 80 years old,” Ellison laughed.
He eats right, doesn’t smoke, and said he never drank or touched drugs in his life. And he rides his bike five to six times a week, eight miles every time.
“I call it my private time, I get on my bike, put my headphones on, and I’m away from my grandkids and my kids and I just ride,” Ellison said. 
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