Biography

Tony Clarke (died 1970) was an American soul singer-songwriter born in New York City and raised in Detroit. He wrote the songs Pushover and Two Sides To Every Story, hits for Etta James.

Clarke scored a chart hit of his own with The Entertainer which hit #10 R&B and #31 Pop in the US in 1965. Clarke died in 1970, too late to see his career see a resurgence in the 1970s on the UK northern soul scene. The intense devotion was given to an obscure Chess single, Landslide, and a song recorded later in Detroit on MS called (They call me) a wrong man.

Clarke also had a minor role in the Sidney Poitier film They Call Me MISTER TIBBS! in 1970.

Edited by whitestreet on 9 Mar 2008, 11:17

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