Clarence White

1944 - 1973

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Clarence White (born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc; June 7, 1944 – July 15, 1973) was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band the Byrds, as well as for being a pioneer of the musical genre of country rock during the late 1960s.White also worked extensively as a session musician, appearing on recordings by the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, the Monkees, Randy Newman, Gene Clark, Linda Ronstadt, Arlo Guthrie, and Jackson Browne among others. Together with frequent collaborator Gene Parsons, he invented the B-Bender, a guitar accessory that enables a player to mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone and emulate the sound of a pedal steel guitar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clarence White has received more than 534,853 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Clarence White is the 1,903rd most popular musician (down from 1,657th in 2019), the 9,786th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,368th in 2019) and the 777th most popular Musician.

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  • 18

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Among musicians, Clarence White ranks 1,903 out of 2,662Before him are Sleepy John Estes, Sven Erik Kristiansen, Carlinhos Brown, Alva Noto, Robert Levin, and Sylvia Robinson. After him are Jeff Healey, Dhafer Youssef, Les Baxter, Jeff Ament, Ara Malikian, and Markus Schulz.

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Among people born in 1944, Clarence White ranks 560Before him are Itzhak Vissoker, Michael Glos, Petra Roth, Manfred Schmid, Eddie Keizan, and Woody Shaw. After him are Louise Lake-Tack, Jan Johansen, Leopoldo Vallejos, Lew Rockwell, Saira Banu, and Gennady Yevryuzhikhin. Among people deceased in 1973, Clarence White ranks 235Before him are Tim Holt, C. H. Dodd, Dudley Senanayake, François Bonlieu, Armando Segato, and Mário de Noronha. After him are Arthur Fadden, William Inge, David Lack, Crane Wilbur, Lila Lee, and A. Edward Sutherland.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clarence White ranks 9,786 out of 18,182Before him are David Halberstam (1934), Susan Dey (1952), Nick Chinlund (1961), Robert Levin (1947), Karen Nyberg (1969), and Jim Hall (1935). After him are Eleanor Audley (1905), Jami Gertz (1965), Oscar Apfel (1878), John La Farge (1835), Pauline Bush (1886), and Erin Heatherton (1989).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Clarence White ranks 777Before him are Elvin Bishop (1942), Tom Paxton (1937), Steve Smith (1954), Woody Shaw (1944), Sleepy John Estes (1899), and Robert Levin (1947). After him are Les Baxter (1922), Jeff Ament (1963), Steve Coleman (1956), Reginald Arvizu (1969), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), and Clem Burke (1954).