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Clarence J. White
Birth: Jun. 7, 1944
Androscoggin 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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You are so missed by so many, thank you for sharing your talent, friendship & love. I wish I had known you, but friends who were there have shared stories & memories of you.If only.....
- Grew6
 Added: Oct. 23, 2016
You are missed very much, Clarence. Your music will live on, though, through your recordings and live work with The Byrds and Nashville West!! Marty Stuart is the perfect person to be privileged to own your famous Fender Telecaster with the original B-Be...(Read more)
- Tony Trout
 Added: Aug. 31, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 15, 2016
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