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Clarence White


Clarence White colored was a gifted guitarist who was simply among the pioneers of country-rock in the past due ’60s. Although passed away young, his use the Byrds as well as the Kentucky Colonels, amongst others, continued to be celebrated among country-rock and bluegrass aficionados within the years following his loss of life. Given birth to in Maine but elevated in California, White colored started playing your guitar young, becoming a member of his brothers’ music group, the Country Males, when he was simply ten years aged. The music group eventually evolved in to the Kentucky Colonels. Clarence remaining the Colonels within the mid-’60s, learning to be a program musician; he performed guitar on many rock and roll and pop albums. He also started using the duo of Gib Gilbeau and Gene Parsons in regional California night clubs. Gilbeau and Parsons regularly caused the Gosdin Brothers, therefore the duo could property a cameo appearance for White colored around the Gene Clark Using the Gosdin Brothers recording. Around once, Clarence documented a single recording for Bakersfield International that your label didn’t launch. In 1968, White colored joined Nashville Western, which also presented Gene Parsons, Gib Gilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Glen D. Hardin, and Wayne Moore. Nashville Western recorded an recording for Sierra Information, however the record didn’t show up until 1978. White colored was invited to become listed on the Byrds in nov 1968. Roger McGuinn was rebuilding the Byrds’ lineup following the departure of Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons, who continued to create the Soaring Burrito Brothers. Clarence White colored match the revamped Byrds’ country-rock path. He played around the group’s untitled recording, which spawned the solitary “Chestnut Mare.” While he was using the music group, he continuing to are a program musician, playing on Randy Newman’s 12 Tunes (1970), Joe Cocker’s eponymous 1969 recording, as well as the Everly Brothers’ Tales Would Could Inform (1971), amongst others. After the Byrds disbanded in 1973, Clarence White colored continued his program work and became a member of Muleskinner, which also presented David Grisman, Peter Rowan, John Guerin, Expenses Keith, John Kahn, and Richard Greene. Muleskinner just released one recording, which appeared later on in 1973. Following the Muleskinner record was completed, White colored played several dates using the Kentucky Colonels and started focusing on a single recording. He had just completed four songs when he was wiped out by way of a drunken drivers while he was launching gear onto a vehicle; he passed away on July 14, 1973. Pursuing his death, many posthumous albums of his use the Kentucky Colonels as well as the Byrds made an appearance, as did different albums that highlighted his playing, including Jackson Browne’s Later for the Sky and Gene Parsons’ Kindling.

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Full Name Clarence White
Died July 14, 1973, Palmdale, California, United States
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Session musician
Nationality American
Siblings Roland White
Music Groups The Byrds, Kentucky Colonels, Muleskinner
Music Songs Positively 4th Street, You Ain't Going Nowhere, Wasn't Born to Follow, Hickory Wind, Chestnut Mare, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, This Wheel's on Fire, Welcome Back Home, I Am a Pilgrim, Ballad of Easy Rider, Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man, Farewell Blues, Jesus Is Just Alright, Truck Stop Girl, It's Alright Ma, The Christian Life, The Crawdad Song, Goin' Back, Old Blue, Draft Morning, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Willin', Triad, Artificial Energy, Lay Lady Lay, When You're Smiling, Lover of the Bayou, You Showed Me, Why You Been Gone So Long?, Please Let Me Love You, Tiffany Queen, Listen to the Mockingbird
Albums Appalachian Swing!, 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Easy Rider, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde, Untitled, Byrdmaniax, Ballad of Easy Rider, Farther Along, Byrds, History of The Byrds, Preflyte, Flatpick, Dobro Country

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1 Died two months before the man he replaced in The Byrds, Gram Parsons.
2 Was killed by a drunk driver following a performance.



The Farmer's Other Daughter 1965 Guitar Player - Kentucky Colonels
The Andy Griffith Show 1961 TV Series Guitar Player - The Country Boys
Cal's Corral 1959 TV Series The Country Boys (1959-1972)



Together Again for the Last Time 1998 Video documentary Himself
Banjoman 1975 Documentary Himself (as The Byrds)
Muleskinner Live 1973 TV Movie Himself
Stamping Ground 1971 Documentary Himself (as The Byrds)
Unsere kleine Show - Musik zur blauen Stunde 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series Himself - The Byrds

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