Saturday, July 27, 2013
La Jolla - By the time Eric Clapton covered "After Midnight" in 1970, Tulsa rock-a-billy picker J.J. Cale had given up on music. He passed Friday night in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Suddenly, he recalled many years later, he was a songwriter, no longer just a guitar player with an expensive habit of living.(click here)
He learned that is a much more profitable business, he often told interviewers. From there on in, he stayed in the background, soft-pedaling his lyrics on vocals, and going on to write many top hits recorded by such luminaries as Lynrd Skynrd, Bonnie and Delaney, and Leon Russell.
Posted by The Legendary at 11:43 PM