J.J. Cale has passed, collaborated with Clapton, more

J.J. Cale died Friday at the age of 74.

The singer-songwriter’s official website confirmed Cale passed away at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla after suffering a heart attack Friday night. Cale brough the music world his unique “Tulsa Sound,” a blend of rockabilly, country, jazz and blues.

Cale’s hits include “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” which Eric Clapton covered and turned into smashes. In a career that spanned more than five decades Cale issued 14 albums and his songs have been covered by iconic musicians including Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings and Captain Beefheart.

From his website:

JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack. There are no immediate plans for services. His history is well documented at JJCale.com, rosebudus.com/cale, and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.

Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter.

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