JJ Cale was one of the best Rock Song writers in an era that had really great Rock N roll song writers- Here he is with Eric Clapton on the classic After Midnight!
JJ was 74
Makes me want to hop in the ol 65 Chevy Malibu SS and take a Road Trip.
This is awful news. What a talented songwriter/guitarist/performer. I have really gotten into his music this last 6 months and started collecting Cd's of his songs. I actually performed 2 of his songs titled " Cajun Moon " and " Stone River " at an Open Mike night in our area the last few months.
Designs- How did he die ? Cancer ? I'll have to check out the online news as well. Just thought I'd take the quick route and ask you. The man could make a guitar sound SO smooth. Sad loss
Other musicians who covered Cale's work include The Band, Chet Atkins, Freddie King, Maria Muldaur and Captain Beefheart, according to his biography, which also notes he was asked whether it bothered him that fellow musicians considered him a legend while many fans did not even know his name.
"No, it doesn't bother me," Cale said. "What's really nice is when you get a check in the mail."
Nice vids. RIP J J.