Eddie Adcock

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Edward Windsor Adcock, 17 June 1938, Scottsville, Virginia, USA. Adcock learned to play guitar and banjo as a child, later adding mandolin to his repertoire. He first sang gospel music with his brother, Frank, in the local area and also played with the James River Playboys. He left home at 14 and for several years gave up his music, making his living by driving cars in drag racing and as a boxer. He eventually returned to music and, between 1953 and 1957, played banjo with several bluegrass stars including Bill Monroe and Mac Wiseman. Soon afterwards, he joined John Duffey, Charlie Waller and Jim Cox in the Country Gentlemen, with whom he played and recorded for 12 years. His musical tastes changed and, on leaving the Gentlemen in 1970, he relocated to California and formed a country rock band, the Clinton Special, where as Clinton Codack, he laid aside his banjo and played electric guitar. He soon returned to his bluegrass roots, ably demonstrating his outstanding...

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