- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 4
American musician, vocalist and guitar and tambourine player beginning with the "New Christy Minstrels." In 1964 he joined "The Byrds," which started in Los Angeles, cranking out major hits within two years. He had met David Crosby at L.A.'s Troubadour on a hootenanny night.
He pioneered folk rock and later country rock, serving as a sonic model for many other rock bands. Tours were difficult for Clark due to his fear of flying. That, coupled with arguments with McGuinn caused a rift and he left the band in late 1966.
At about 1:00 PM on May 24, 1991, Clark was found dead at his Sherman Oaks home. He had suffered for some time from alcohol- and drug-related health problems but his personal physician attributed the death to "natural causes."