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An apparent heart attack. He was 74.

Singer-songwriter JJ Cale dead at 74 after heart attack

Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:30am EDT

(Reuters) - Grammy award winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, one of the most versatile musicians of his era who played everything from rock and roll to blues and jazz, has died after suffering a heart attack, his official website said on Saturday.


Cale, who was 74, won a Grammy award in 2008 for "The Road to Escondido," which he recorded with singer-songwriter Eric Clapton.

Born in Oklahoma City, Cale migrated to Los Angeles in the 1960s and flourished. Rock legend Neil Young once described Cale as the best electric guitar player he had ever seen other than the late Jimmy Hendrix.

Cale's official website said he died on Friday night at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California. There were no immediate plans for memorial services, the website said.


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Truly, one of the best. He will be missed. "Cocaine" was one of the most requested slow dance numbers when I was in my mid 20s.

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Not surprised it was a heart attack.  He lived life large for sure.  Fantastic guitar player and songwriter.  Unfortunately for him, most of his songs were made famous by others.  

RIP, JJ.

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Not surprised it was a heart attack.  He lived life large for sure.  Fantastic guitar player and songwriter.  Unfortunately for him, most of his songs were made famous by others.  

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I read a quote from him that said he did not care about that as long as the royalty checks kept coming in.

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It scares me to think how young he was when I first listened to him.  Everyone is getting so old.
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Not surprised it was a heart attack.  He lived life large for sure.  Fantastic guitar player and songwriter.  Unfortunately for him, most of his songs were made famous by others.  

RIP, JJ.

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I read a quote from him that said he did not care about that as long as the royalty checks kept coming in.

The man was seriously shy, that is for sure.  Did't want to be a rock star at all.

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One of my favorite JJ Cale songs ...



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Lot's more info, comments and videos about JJ Cale.

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I read that article the other day and enjoyed it.  Listening to his guitar playing just makes me smile and chucle.  

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