J.J. Cale - Sondz


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

In 2008, Cale and Clapton received a Grammy Award for their album The Road to Escondido.


Born5 Dec. 1938, in Oklahoma City
Died26 July 2013 (Aged: 74), in San Diego
AreaUnited States
Years active55
Married to

Christine Lakeland

Role(s)KeyboardGuitarElectric GuitarVocalMix
Label(s)Mercury RecordsSilvertone RecordsShelter RecordsBecause MusicReprise RecordsDelabelABC RecordsKeen RecordsCapitol MusicRounder


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