Sanford Clark

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: rockabilly country rock and roll 50s 60s rock n roll vocal pop american oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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24 October 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Clark is best recalled for his 1956 Top 10 single and only chart success, ‘The Fool’. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, during his teens and there was heard by guitarist Al Casey, who introduced the young singer to local disc jockey and producer Lee Hazlewood. They recorded Hazlewood’s song ‘The Fool’ (which was credited to the producer’s wife Naomi Shackleford under the pseudonym Naomi Ford) and it was released first on the small MCI label, created specifically for this record’s release. After it received local attention, the national Dot Records picked up distribution and the song shot to number 7 in the USA; it also reached the country and R&B charts. Clark had one further chart single with the follow-up, ‘The Cheat’. In 1960, he joined the US Air Force and although he released numerous further singles on Dot and other labels into the mid-60s, none were hits. He recorded more...

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