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Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd collaborator Jj Cale dies

27 July 2013 9:59 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

La Jolla, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Jj Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has died. He was 74.   The performer and producer's manager Mike Kappus has told The Associated Press that the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday night of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.   Born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, he cut a wide path through 1970s rock 'n' roll, influencing some of the most famous musicians at the time with songs that were laid »

- Mesfin Fekadu (AP Staff)

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J.J. Cale, Songwriter on Eric Clapton's 'Cocaine,' Dead at 74

27 July 2013 7:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

J.J. Cale, the songwriter behind the Eric Clapton classics "Cocaine" and "After Midnight," died  Friday at the age of 74. Born John Weldon Cale in 1938 in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Grammy winner was an originator of the "Tulsa Sound," a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country and jazz influences. His career saw him release 14 albums and his songs have been covered by acts including Johnny Cash, Santana, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings and Captain Beefheart. His biggest U.S. hit single, "Crazy Mama," peaked at No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard »

- Todd Cunningham

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