Clarence White (June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973)

Clarence White was a great guitar player with The Byrds.

He was born on June 7, 1944 in Lewiston, Maine and died on July 14, 1973 after being struck by a drunk driver.   The accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m., while he and his brother Roland were loading equipment into their car in Palmdale, California, following a spur-of-the-moment reunion gig of the Colonels. Especially shaken by his death was Gram Parsons, who would lead a singalong of “Farther Along” at the funeral service and conceive his final song before his own death, “In My Hour of Darkness”, as a partial tribute to White.

This is one of my old videos, and there are many things that annoy me about the video today, mainly there is some pops/glitches that were produced with the render…..but it’s STILL a great tune and some great guitar playing….AND this song has always been a source of comfort whenever I’ve lost a little buddy.

And a few screen captures for alternate thumbs:

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