Death of JJ Cale

December 5, 1938 - July 26, 2013
La Jolla, California | Age 74

Musician who wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits dies
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CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press

If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock 'n' roll.

His best songs like "After Midnight," ''Cocaine" and "Call Me the Breeze" were towering hits — for other artists. Eric Clapton took "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" and turned them into the kind of hard-party anthems that defined rock for a long period of time. And...

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