The Artist Birthday Series

Gene Clark, musician

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Today’s Artist Birthday: Gene Clark (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991): singer, songwriter

Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band The Byrds. Clark was The Byrds’ dominant songwriter between 1964 and early 1966, penning most of the band’s best-known originals from this period, including “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better”, “She Don’t Care About Time”, and “Set You Free This Time”. Although he failed to achieve commercial success as a solo artist, Clark remained on the vanguard of popular music throughout his career, prefiguring developments in such disparate subgenres as psychedelic rock, baroque pop, newgrass, country rock, and alternative country.

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