Grammy winner JJ Cale dead at 74

Washington: American musician and songwriter JJ Cale, whose tracks ‘ Cocaine’ and ‘ After Midnight’ were made famous by Eric Clapton, died on Friday night after he suffered a heart attack, according to the president of his management agency. He was 74.

Mike Kappus, president of the Rosebud Agency, said that fans loved Cale for his completely unpretentious and beautiful music, CNN Music reported.

His other songs include ‘ Call Me The Breeze’ was made famous by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and bands which included the likes of Santana, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, and many others covered his songs.

He was the winner of a Grammy for his 2006 album with Clapton, called ‘The Road to Escondido.’


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