Saturday, 27 July 2013

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

Grammy-winning musical performer JJ Cale, whose best known melodies came to be hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has perished. He was 74.

The entertainer and maker's chief Mike Kappus has told The Associated Press that the draftsman of the Tulsa Sound perished Friday night of a heart strike at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

Conceived John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, he curtail, and smooth, yet instilled with a driving score.

Neil Young, Mark Knopfler and Bryan Ferry are around his numerous fans in the music planet.

A previous part of the Grand Ole Opry touring organization, Cale never rose to the level of prosperity of his admirers, yet his fingerprints could be heard everywhere on the sort in the 1970s, and his music remains powerful.

His collection with Eric Clapton "The Road to Escondido" won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2007.

In 2006, Cale told the AP in a meeting "I'd most likely be offering shoes today assuming that it wasn't for Eric."

Clapton likewise recorded Cale's "Cocaine," ""Travelin" Light" and "I'll Make Love To You Anytime."

Specialists incorporating Santana, The Allman Brothers and Johnny Cash have all secured Cale's melodies.

On his site, Cale was inquired as to whether it troubles him that "peers and analysts record him around legends, and fans may adore his melodies yet not even know his name?"

"No, it doesn't trouble me," he said with a snicker. "What's truly great is the point at which you get a weigh via the post office."


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