Dee Clark

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Birthday
7, 1938
Birthplace
Blytheville, AR
Death Date
Dec 7, 1990 (52)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1938
Birthplace
Blytheville, AR
Death Date
Dec 7, 1990 (52)

About

R&B singer of the 1950s and early 1960s whose song "Raindrops" was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Before Fame

Beginning his recording career in 1952 with the Hambone Kids, he won a talent contest as part of the group and was signed to Vee-Jay's label.

Trivia

Despite his chart-topping success, he found himself at the end of his career destitute and living out of a welfare hotel in Georgia.

Family Life

He was born Delectus Clark in Blytheville, Arkansas, inheriting his love of singing from his gospel singer mother.

Associated With

He was recording on the Vee-Jay label around the same time as The Beatles, and he used to joke that he was warming up the microphone for John Lennon.