Dee Clark

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delecta Clark, 7 November 1938, Blytheville, Arkansas, USA, d. 7 December 1990, Smyma, Georgia, USA. Clark had a wonderfully impassioned tenor voice and enjoyed a spate of rock ‘n’ roll hits in the late 50s and a lesser body of soul work in the 60s. Clark’s entertainment career began in 1952 as a member of the Hambone Kids, who, with band leader Red Saunders, recorded a novelty number in which Clark’s group patted a rhythm known as the Hambone. Clark later joined a vocal group, the Goldentones, who won first prize in a talent show at Chicago’s Roberts Show Lounge. Noted disc jockey Herb ‘Kool Gent’ Kent then took the group to Vee Jay Records, where they recorded as the Kool Gents.

Clark’s distinctive stylings soon engendered a solo contract and in 1958 he had a US hit with ‘Nobody But You’ (R&B number 3 and pop Top 30). ‘Just Keep It Up’ (R&B number 9 and pop Top 20) and...

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