Clarence White

Born Jun 7, 1944

Clarence White was a guitar player for Nashville West, The Byrds, Muleskinner, and the Kentucky Colonels. His parents were Acadians from New Brunswick, Canada. The father, Eric LeBlanc, Sr. , played fiddle, guitar, banjo and harmonica, and his children, Roland, Eric Jr. , Joanne and Clarence, took up music at a young age.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born in 1944.


1966 22 Years Old White's association with the Byrds began in earnest in 1966, when he contributed his distinctive playing to former member Gene Clark's solo album Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers; he and Gene Parsons briefly joined Clark's touring band shortly thereafter. … Read More
1968 24 Years Old After the abrupt departure of Gram Parsons in 1968, with Hillman following not long after, White was finally invited to join the reconstituted Byrds in September 1968, remaining until the group was finally dissolved by Roger McGuinn in 1973. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After fulfilling their final obligations in early 1973, the Clarence White-era Byrds broke up.


1973 30 Years Old White died on July 15, 1973 after being struck by a drunk driver. … Read More
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