Delbert McClinton

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by Delbert McClinton

Biography

4 November 1940, Lubbock, Texas, USA. This white R&B artist honed his craft working in a bar band, the Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. McClinton made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels, and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel’s ‘Hey Baby’, a Top 3 single in the UK and number 1 in the USA in 1962. Legend has it that on a tour of the UK... Read more

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blues
country
harmonica
soul
texas
singer-songwriter
rock
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