Saturday, July 27, 2013

R.I.P.: J.J. Cale



J.J. Cale, whose songs became hits for the likes of Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 74 from a heart attack on Friday July 26, 2013.

In 1971, Cale, who was born and raised in Oklahoma, released his debut album, Naturally , while he was already in his 30s.

But he was always best known as a songwriter for other musicians. His songs "After Midnight" (above) and "Cocaine" became hits for Clapton in 70s and 80s and Lynyrd Skynyrd made "Call Me The Breeze" famous. Johnny Cash, Santana and the Allman Brothers were also among those who covered his songs. MORE HERE

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