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Michael Clarke

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There is more than one artist named Michael Clarke:
1) the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds
2) an Electroacoustic composer

1) Michael Clarke (born Michael James Dick; June 3, 1946 – December 19, 1993) was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds from 1964 to 1967. After that he played briefly with Gene Clark in Dillard & Clark, before following Hillman to The Flying Burrito Brothers, after their first album. Clarke was with the Flying Burrito Brothers between 1969 and 1973. During 1974-1981, Clarke was a member of Firefall, followed by a period as the drummer for Jerry Jeff Walker, ending in 1982. Between 1983 and 1985, Clarke joined former Byrds’ singer Gene Clark in The Firebyrds, a touring band which had been put together to promote Gene Clark’s 1984 solo album Firebyrd. In 1985, following the breakup of The Firebyrds, Clarke and Clark again joined forces for a series of controversial shows billed as a “20th Anniversary Tribute to The Byrds”. From 1987 until his death in 1993, Clarke toured as The Byrds featuring Michael Clarke.

2) Professor (John) Michael Clarke is a graduate of St Chad’s College, Durham University. He is Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the University of Huddersfield.
As a composer his works (which include both acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, most often combining these media) have received many performances and broadcasts throughout the world.

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  • Chickerooby

    uhm...this wasn't the one with the Byrds but clicking on his name took me to this guy.Wrong.

    7 Jan 2012 Reply