R.I.P. J.J. Cale

Liz Pelly | July 27, 2013 - 3:53 pm

It has been reported that singer and songwriter J.J. Cale died on Friday, July 26, after a heart attack. Cale was an influential songwriter for musicians like Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout his career, some of his biggest hits were “Cocaine” and “After Midnight,” both performed by Eric Clapton. He also wrote “Call Me The Breeze,” which would eventually be performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and wrote several songs that were made famous by Santana, the Allman Brothers, and Johnny Cash. “JJ Cale was loved by fans worldwide for his completely unpretentious and beautiful music,” said Mike Kappus, president of his management agency, according to CNN. “He was loved even more dearly by all those he came in contact with as the most real and down-to-earth person we all knew.”

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