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 Clarence J. White

Clarence J. White

Birth
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Death 15 Jul 1973 (aged 29)
Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 11914 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 27 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence J. White (7 Jun 1944–15 Jul 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11914, citing Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .