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Monday, July 29 2013

Influential singer-songwriter J.J cale  died July 26 at a hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74. Cale wrote two of Eric Clapton's biggest hits, "After Midnight" and "Cocaine", as well as "Call Me The Breeze " which was a hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd. 

His biggest U.S. hit single, "Crazy Mama", peaked at #22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972. During the 2006 documentary film To Tulsa and Back Cale recounts the story of being offered the opportunity to appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.  Cale declined when told he could not bring his band to the taping and would be required to lip-sync the words.


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John Nelson is a Seattle area voice actor and broadcaster with extensive experience voicing commercials, video games and corporate videos