Joshua Memorial Park

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Buried here:

Clarence J. White

Born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc, Clarence was a guitar player for The Byrds, Muleskinner, and the Kentucky Colonels. He is considered a pioneer in the early country rock genre. Following the departure of singer and guitarist Gram Parsons from the Byrds in July 1968, he was invited to join the group as a full-time member, remaining until the band broke up in February 1973.

Clarence also worked extensively as a session musician, appearing on recordings by Gene Clark, Linda Ronstadt, The Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Ricky Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, the Monkees, Randy Newman and Jackson Browne among others.

Shortly after 2 a.m on July 15, 1973, while Clarence and his brother Roland were loading equipment into their car in Palmdale, California, following a concert, he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. He was 29 years old.

The Byrds Discography

1965 – Mr. Tambourine Man
1965 – Turn! Turn! Turn!
1966 – Fifth Dimension
1967 – Younger Than Yesterday
1968 – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
1968 – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
1969 – Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
1969 – Ballad of Easy Rider
1970 – (Untitled)
1971 – Byrdmaniax
1971 – Farther Along
1973 – Byrds

Joshua Memorial Park
808 East Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster CA 93535