Michael Clarke

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Birthday
3, 1946
Birthplace
Spokane, WA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1993 (47)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1946
Birthplace
Spokane, WA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1993 (47)

About

Drummer for the 1960s folk rock band The Byrds during the height of their popularity, from 1964 to 1967.

Before Fame

He was supposedly discovered by David Crosby playing bongos on the beach; he had little formal musical training and none on drums.

Trivia

He grew distant from the group in 1967 over creative differences and was soon after fired from The Byrds.

Family Life

He was born in Spokane, Washington. His father was an artist and his mother was a musician.

Associated With

After his falling out from The Byrds he was involved in a long and acrimonious court battle with Roger McGuinn and the rest of his former group over "The Byrds" name rights.