Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two more gone

The Vinyl Word says farewell to two more musicians - saxman Clarence Clemons and Sun rockabilly artist Mack Self.

Clarence Clemons, who was 69, was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band from 1972 onwards and his distinctive work can be heard on Born To Run, The River and Born In The USA. Away from Springsteen he had a hit with You're a Friend of Mine with Jackson Browne in 1985 and worked with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin and Lady Gaga.

Mack Self, who died aged 81 in his native Arkansas, recorded rockabilly records in the late 50s with Jack Clement at Sun, including Easy To Love, Vibrate and Mad At You. Later he had success with Four Walls of Memories, recorded with Chips Moman in Memphis.


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