Jim Clench

Jim Clench

Birth
Canada
Death 3 Nov 2010 (aged 61)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Mount Pearl, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Memorial ID 61181073 · View Source
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Rock Musician. A bassist, he was best known as a member of the Canadian bands April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO). Born James Patrick Clench, he began his career, initially with the group Coven, before succeeding Jim Henman as base player with the Montreal-based hard rock band April Wine. During his time with them (1970 to 1975), Clench contributed instrumentally and vocally on the studio albums "On Record" (1972), "Electric Jewels" (1973) and "Stand Back" (1975); they also achieved a Top-40 hit with "You Could Have Been a Lady" (reaching number 32 in 1972). In 1977, Clench replaced front-man Randy Bachman in BTO, and participated in the recording of their albums "Street Action" (1978) and "Rock n' Roll Nights" (1979); they disbanded following the latter album. In 1992, Clench returned as part of the lineup with the regrouped April Wine, and remained a member until 2006. He died from lung cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 5 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61181073
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Clench (1 May 1949–3 Nov 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61181073, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Mount Pearl, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .