JJ Cale cause of death

JJ Cale's Death

Born (Birthday) December 5, 1938

Death Date July 26, 2013

Age of Death 74 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Blues Singer

The blues singer JJ Cale died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known for songs After Midnight, Cocaine, Clyde, and Call Me the Breeze. He was one of the pioneers of the Tulsa Sound.

He was given his nickname by Elmer Valentine of Sunset Strip nightclub Whisky a Go Go so he wouldn’t be confused with John Cale of Velvet Underground.

His songs were covered by Kansas, Santana, Eric Clapton, Phish, Jerry Garcia, Waylon Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, and many others.

Personal Life

He grew up with one sister in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He turned down an opportunity to appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, because he didn’t want to lip-synch his popular Crazy Mama hit or perform it without his band.

How did JJ Cale die?

Cale, a musician and songwriter whose blues-inflected rock influenced some of the genre’s biggest names and whose songs were recorded by Eric Clapton and Johnny Cash, among others, died on Friday in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. He was 74. The cause was a heart attack, a statement posted on his Web site said.