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Island Head
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R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274631 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Sad news

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JJ Cale, the man who wrote Eric Clapton classics Cocaine and After Midnight, has died aged 74.

Clapton and Cale collaborated on the 2006 album The Road to Escondido, which won the Best Contemporary Blues Album category in 2008.

He also sang on Angel on Clapton's Old Sock album - Cale's last released music.

His career saw him release 14 albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd made Cale's song "Call Me The Breeze" famous, and bands including Santana, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, and many others covered his songs.

A statement on his website said: "We've lost a great artist and a great person.

"JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA. He had suffered a heart attack.

"There are no immediate plans for services.

"Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with donations to your favorite local animal shelter."
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SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274639 8 months, 3 weeks ago
You wrote and performed some wonderful music, JJ, rest in peace!
Bacon Rocks
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274657 8 months, 3 weeks ago
i had just heard the news, so sad.

my first dog, was named after JJ and when he sired a litter the one i kept is Clyde, after one of his songs.


Travel light my man.....
I was standing at the corner
Talking to Miss Brown
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Chester
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More or less in line

Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274659 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for all the music. (((((((R.I.P. JJ)))))))
I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
Equinox
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274661 8 months, 3 weeks ago
So sad. A great, great artist.
"Got any nails?"
"No!"
"Got any flies?"
nycdave
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274665 8 months, 3 weeks ago
RIP. JJ was a true talent.
georgiafurthurfan
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274667 8 months, 3 weeks ago
RIP J.J.

So sad
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BillyDeLion
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274669 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for posting. Sad news. Great songwriter.

Garcia, Saunders and Kahn 11 minute version of After Midnight:
youtu.be/M1536r5Qkv8
These are the good old days!!
Phred
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274670 8 months, 3 weeks ago
One of the greatest musicians that most people didn't know. A treat on a warm summer night is to listen to his song "Magnolia"...check it out, you will get a great sense of what the man's talent was. This is a huge loss...
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lightchaser
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Re: R.I.P. JJ Cale

#274719 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Rest in Peace JJ. I'm sorry it was your time to "...kiss the world goodbye".
I was lucky enough to see him twice back in the late 70's/early 80's.
Thank You Cody, we are forever Grateful!
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