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Dee Clark

  • Birth 7 Nov 1938 Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 7 Dec 1990 Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 17A, Lot 42
  • Memorial ID 7050317

Singer. Born Delectus Clark in Blytheville, Arkansas, he began his career singing in the Kool Gents, a Chicago-based R&B group. In 1957, he met guitarist Phil Upchurch and together they wrote the hit song "Nobody But You" (1959). Going on as a solo artist, his other songs included "Hambone", "Just Keep It Up", "Hey Little Girl", "How About That" and "Raindrops", his biggest hit in 1961. As the Sixties wound down he toured and also recorded a few gospel albums. Until his death from a heart attack in in Smyrna, Georgia, he stayed active in music.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Jimmy Gilstrap
  • Added: 2 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7050317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dee Clark (7 Nov 1938–7 Dec 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7050317, citing Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .