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Mike Clarke (I) (1944–1993)

Michael Clarke, a native of Spokane, Washington, spent time in three well-known bands of the 60s and 70s. He was the drummer in the original lineup of The Byrds (1965-67), country-rock pioneers The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969-1972) and Firefall (1975-1981). Along the way, Michael developed talent as an artist, and some of his paintings, mostly ... See full bio »

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Festival Express
Festival Express Himself - The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Big T.N.T. Show
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter Himself
Bank Roll
Bank Roll Soundtrack


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 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Captain Soul" - as Michael Clarke)
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 2003 Festival Express (Documentary)
Himself - The Flying Burrito Brothers (as Michael Clarke)
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary)
Himself (as The Flying Burrito Brothers)
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary)
Himself (as The Byrds)
 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #19.14 (1965) ... Singer (as The Byrds)
 1965 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series)
- Episode #2.50 (1965) ... Himself (as The Byrds)
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 1995 You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' (Video documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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The Byrds | Michael Clarke | The Flying Burrito Brothers

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Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Byrds) in 1991. See more »

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