JJ CALE - Singer/Songwriter Who Wrote ERIC CLAPTON's 'After Midnight'/'Cocaine', LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 'Call Me The Breeze' Dies

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Posted on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 14:05:54 EST

According to Billboard, US-based JJ CALE (real name John Weldon Cale), the musician best known for writing the ERIC CLAPTON hits 'After Midnight' and 'Cocaine', along with LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 'Call Me The Breeze', died Friday (July 26) at the age of 74.

The singer-songwriter's official website states:

"JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack. There are no immediate plans for services.
His history is well documented at and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.

Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like, you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter."

Cale's biggest US hit single, 'Crazy Mama', peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972.