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Remembering JJ Cale

Talented musician and songwriter JJ Cale passed away on Friday, leaving a legacy of remarkable tunes.

Cale, aged 72, died of a heart attack, and on his facebook page, his family posted this: JJ Cale’s family is very grateful and deeply touched by your sharing of what his music meant to each of you. It helps carry us through this very difficult time to hear from you. Thank you so much.

Eric Clapton was a huge fan of Cale, and the two were good friends as well. Cale wrote two of Clapton's biggest hits, "Cocaine," and "After Midnight," as well as hits for other bands including "Call Me The Breeze" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In 2006, Clapton and Cale did an album together, called "The Road to Escondido." Because Cale didn't like to travel, Clapton went to him--in Escondido, California to record the album.

This video is from the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival.



"Call me the breeze, I keep blowin' down the road." JJ Cale 1938-2013


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