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 Dee Clark

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Dee Clark

Original Name Delectus Clark
Birth
Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Death 7 Dec 1990 (aged 52)
Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 17A, Lot 42
Memorial ID 7050317 View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jimmy Gilstrap
  • Added: 2 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7050317
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7050317/dee-clark : accessed ), memorial page for Dee Clark (7 Nov 1938–7 Dec 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7050317, citing Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .