J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale
1938 - 2013

J.J. Cale  American Musician


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First Name J.J.
Last Name Cale
Full Name at Birth John Weldon Cale
Alternative Name JJ Cale, J. J. Cale
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th December, 1938
Birthplace Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Died 26th July, 2013
Place of Death La Jolla, California
Cause of Death Heart attack
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, Songwriter
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Americana, Cajun, Blues, Swamp rock, Red Dirt, The Tulsa Sound, country-rock, Tulsa Sound, country rock
Music Genre Pop/Rock, Country
Origin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Year(s) Active 1958–present, 1958–2013
Music Style Blues-Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Music Mood Organic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Wry, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Poignant, Gentle, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Reverent, Literate, Refined/Mannered
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, drums, flute
Record Label Shelter Records, Mercury Records, Polygram, Virgin Records, Rounder Records, Shelter, Mercury, Virgin, Rounder, Silvertone
Associated Acts Leathercoated Minds, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell
Official Websites http://www.jjcale.com/, http://jjcale.com
Friend Eric Clapton

John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

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