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Sunday, 28 July 2013

US singer-songwriter JJ Cale dies, aged 74

US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of a heart attack at the age of 74.

An announcement on his personal website said he had passed away at a hospital in La Jolla, California, on Friday.

"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," the website statement says.

Born in Oklahoma, Cale helped create the Tulsa Sound, which combined blues, rockabilly, and country. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song After Midnight.

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