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Clarence White
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Age 29
Birthday 7 June, 1944
Birthplace Palmdale, CA
Died 15 July, 1973
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Guitarist
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Clarence White (born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc; June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973), was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band The Byrds, as well as for being a pioneer of the musical genre of country rock during the late 1960s. White also worked extensively as a session musician, appearing on recordings by The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, The Monkees, Randy Newman, Gene Clark, Linda Ronstadt, Arlo Guthrie, and Jackson Browne amongst others. Together with frequent collaborator Gene Parsons, he invented the B-Bender, a guitar accessory that enables a player to mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone and emulate the sound of a pedal steel guitar.

Filmography

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1971 Stamping Ground Himself
1965 The Farmer's Other Daughter Guitar Player, Kentucky Colonels
1960 The Andy Griffith Show Guitar Player - The Country Boys

Songs

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RankTitleYear*
1 Bury Me Beneath The Willow 2003
2 Old Joe Clark 2003
3 Billy In The Low Ground 2003
4 Nine Pound Hammer 2003
5 Buckin' Mule 2003
6 Hong Kong Hillbilly aka Nashville West
7 Country Boy Rock & Roll 2003
8 Grandma Funderbunk's Music Box
9 Wildwood Flower 2003
10 In the Pines 2003
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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