Texan blues rock musician and singer who had the hits "Giving It Up for Your Love" and "Tell Me About It" with Tanya Tucker.
He was in the bar band The Straitjackets, backing up blues singers like Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed.
He composed Emmylou Harris's #1 single "Two More Bottles of Wine" and his own "B Movie Boxcar Blues," which was covered by The Blues Brothers.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
McClinton instructed John Lennon in blues harmonica playing while on a trip to the U.K.