One of the great masters of American music has passed. From the BBC:
An announcement on his personal website said he had passed away at a hospital in La Jolla, California, on Friday.http://www.bbc.co.uk/...
Born in Oklahoma, Cale helped create the Tulsa Sound, which combined blues, rockabilly, and country. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song After Midnight.
In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale's Cocaine. The two worked together on an album which won a Grammy award in 2008.
Born in 1938, John Weldon Cale adopted the name JJ Cale to avoid being confused with John Cale of the Velvet Underground.
"Travelogue" was a favorite of mine. He had such a smooth, distinctive style.
ItsSimpleSimon now has a nicely detailed diary up: