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Clarence J. White
Birth: Jun. 7, 1944
Madawaska (Aroostook County)
Aroostook County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1973
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Musician. He began his career as bluegrass guitar flat picker performing on a local radio program with a band called the Three Little Country Boys in 1958. In late 1962, the Country Boys became the Kentucky Colonels, which played many venues until White found employment as a session guitarist in Los Angeles in the mid 1960s. There he gathered a close association with the popular folk rock group The Byrds and was their lead guitarist from 1968 until his death. He also was a co-inventor of the Parsons-White B string bender device used on Telecaster guitars. In 2003, White was ranked #41 on Rolling Stones Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and The Gibson Guitar Company ranked him at #42 on their Top 50 Guitarists of All Time list. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Killed by a drunk driver while loading music equipment into a car
Joshua Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11914
Clarence J. White
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Clarence J. White
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Clarence J. White
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I wish i had met you, i feel i know you from all the stories about you from your friend Al. Its too sad,how you died, you deserved better. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent. I think whoever chose you @#41 for the best guitar players, are wrong...(Read more)
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
- Cyberella1000
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
Clarence, I lost my best friend & musician Dave Sands to a drunk driver as well. thank you for the encouragement. You were one of the most innovative guitar pickers of all time. God bless RIP
- Electricbanjoman
 Added: Aug. 25, 2013
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