|W. C. Clark|
W. C. Clark (1996)
|Birth name||Wesley Curley Clark|
|Born||November 16, 1939|
|Origin||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Years active||1970 – Present|
|Label(s)||Black Top Records|
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W. C. was raised in his native hometown of Austin, where he sang gospel in the choir as a young boy. In the early 1950s at age 14 he first learned the guitar, and then later experimented with blues and jazz on the bass guitar.
By the early 1960s, he began attracting the attention of such Texas blues performers as Big Joe Turner, Albert Collins and Little Johnny Taylor. For the Ice hockey player see Joe Turner Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr Albert Collins ( October 1 1932 — November 24 1993 Career Born in Leona, Texas After falling Little Johnny Taylor (born Johnny Lamont Merrett, 11 February 1943, Gregory Arkansas – 17 May
In the late 1960s, he joined the R&B Joe Tex Band, and left Austin, where he thought the R&B scene had died. Joe Tex (born Joseph Arrington Jr, 8 August, 1933 &mdash 13 August 1982) was an American soul and Disco But during a tour with the band back through Austin, W. C. sat in on bass with younger Austin locals Jimmie Vaughan and Paul Ray at an East Austin club. James Lawrence "Jimmie Lee" Vaughan (born on March 20, 1951 in Dallas Texas) is an American Blues Guitarist and After the session playing with Vaughan and Ray, W. C. changed his mind about Austin.
He left Joe Tex two weeks later and moved back to Austin, where he then remained to guide and inspire numerous Austin musicians and lay the foundation of the prolific Austin blues and rock scene of the 1970s and later.
In the early 1970s, W. C. formed an Austin blues quintet named Triple Threat Revue, with members Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton. Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan ( October 3, 1954 August 27, 1990) was an American Blues-rock Guitarist Lou Ann Barton (Born February 17, 1954 in Fort Worth Texas) is a roadhouse blues singer based out of Austin Texas since the 1970s He also formed several bands with various names, which also included as members Jimmie Vaughan and Angela Strehli. James Lawrence "Jimmie Lee" Vaughan (born on March 20, 1951 in Dallas Texas) is an American Blues Guitarist and
In 1975, Clark formed the W. C. Clark Blues Revue. Through the 1980s that band played venues with international greats such as James Brown, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddy King, Sam and Dave, Elvin Bishop and Bobby Blue Bland. James Joseph Brown Jr (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006 commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" the "King of Funk" and "The B B King (born Riley B King, September 16 1925 is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer-songwriter. Albert King ( April 25 1923 &ndash December 21 1992) was an American Blues Guitarist and Singer Freddie "The Texas Cannonball" King ( September 3 1934 &ndash December 28 1976) was an influential American Blues Sam & Dave were an American Soul and Rhythm & Blues (R&B vocal duo who performed together from 1961 through 1981 Elvin Bishop (born October 21 1942, Glendale, California) is an American Blues and Rock and roll Musician Robert Calvin Bland (born January 27, 1930) better known as Bobby “Blue” Bland, is an American singer of Blues and soul
By the early 1980s W. C. had taught future rock prodigy brothers Charlie Sexton and Will Sexton how to play guitar, while they were still young boys. Charles Wayne Sexton (born August 11, 1968) is an American Guitarist Singer and Songwriter, best known as the guitarist
In 1990 W. C. appeared on the PBS music television program Austin City Limits, with his group W. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Austin City Limits is an American Television music program and a staple of the Public Broadcasting Service. C. Clark Blues Revue, from a show taped October 10, 1989, in celebration of his 50th birthday, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli and his former protege, Will Sexton. Events 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Kim Wilson (born 1951 is a US Blues Singer and Harmonica player The Fabulous Thunderbirds are a Blues-rock band, formed in 1974. 
In March 1997, on the eve of Austin's South by Southwest music festival, as Clark and his band were returning from a show in Milwaukee, their van, driven by Clark, veered off the highway and down a steep embankment near Sherman, Texas, injuring his arm and killing his fiancee Brenda Jasek and his drummer Pedro Alcoser, Jr. South by Southwest ( SXSW) is a set of interactive, Film, and Music festivals and conferences that take place Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 35082 at the 2000 census  Lover's Plea followed, containing the single "Are You Here, Are You There?" in memory of Janek.