Gene Clark

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter folk country americana alt-country country rock folk rock 60s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby in the Jet Set. This fledgling trio evolved into the Byrds. At that point Clark was the leading songwriter in the group and contributed significantly to their first two albums. Classic Clark songs from this period include ‘I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better’, ‘She Don’t Care About Time’, ‘Here Without You’ and ‘Set You Free This Time’. Following the release of ‘Eight Miles High’ in March 1966, he dramatically left the group, citing fear of flying as the major cause.

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