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Sunday, 9 October 2016

PEE WEE CLARK


Born Charles Phillip Clark on September 18th in Macon, Georgia, USA. Before coming to Australia, Pee Wee Clark was playing guitar on a regular morning television show in the US. Pee Wee had recorded with Buddy Emmons and “Thumbs” Carlisle on the “Country Jazz” album.

Upon arriving in Australia he teamed up with Reg Lindsay and worked in his band for a number of years. He owned the “Dixie” record label and recorded with his son “A Touch of Paradise” which was voted “Instrumental of the Year” by the Australian “Playboy” magazine in 1979. Other recordings were “The Georgia Gentleman”, “Hot Tempered Steel” and “Out Of Nowhere”.

Assisted Reg Lindsay in running Reg’s country music store in Parramatta. Pee Wee was heavily in demand both as a touring artist and studio musician. In 1979 he recorded an album with Tommy Emmanuel 'From Out of Nowhere'  In 1980 he was inducted into the Tamworth Hands of Fame. In 2012 he was inducted into “The Australian Steel Guitar Hall of Fame”. He died in 2015 aged 85.







References

http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com.au/Hands/Clark-Pee-Wee.html


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