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Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

By The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th, 2018 @ 10:47am


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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died.

The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67.

Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s and '80s, playing on albums by Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and others. He played drums on "Family Tradition," the breakthrough 1979 album of Hank Williams Jr.

Clark played his first paying gig at 14, going on to work in studios in Muscle Shoals and Nashville.

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame says he drummed on more than 30 gold and platinum albums touring with the Steve Miller Band, Journey and Pointer Sisters, among others.

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