Muscle Shoals Drummer Roger Clark Dies
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Muscle Shoals Drummer Roger Clark Dies

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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (CelebrityAccess) Roger Clark, 67, a drummer known for contributing to the famous Muscle Shoals sound, died of a heart attack at his home May 24, according to guitarist Travis Wammack.

Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s and 80s, and played on albums by Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and others, according to the Times Daily. He also played drums on Hank Williams Jr.’s 1979 breakout album Family Tradition.

Singer/songwriter/producer Billy Lawson told the newspaper he could tell if Clark was on an album just by the sound.

“We’ve been friends for years,” Lawson told the Times Daily. “We played live gigs together in the ’80s. He could work a hi-hat like nobody else.”

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