Thursday, May 25, 2006

Clifford Antone passes.

BB King & Clifford Antone

BB King & Clifford Antone on right


I am sad to report that Clifford Antone the long time Austin Texas blues promoter and club owner has passed away. The SqueezeMyLemon Blog would like to wish him a peaceful journey over to the other side. And we also want to provide you all with some information about this man who was so pivotal in supporting the blues while he lived. And by all accounts he lived the blues too.

Antone: 'Heart of Austin music' had blues in his blood

This is an interesting article about this blues pioneer that high lights many of the highs and lows of Clifford Antone's life. This article also has some multimedia links, including the below mp3 link of Pinetop Perkins singing a hymn. Links include various photo galleries and audio links

Pinetop Perkins plays hymns for Antone mp3 from Austin360.com.

Legendary club owner Clifford Antone dies

Local Austin News Station coverage of Clifford's death. Many other interesting links.

Memorial for Clifford Antone

Article by local Austin News Station about memorial for Clifford Antone.

If Austin Seems a Little Blue Tonight...

"When I came here in 1978 to attend UT, I found my way to his club off of Guadalupe and gravitated towards the friendly people there during those days. I even had the opportunity to meet this wonderful man and had no idea at the time of meeting how much of an influence he had on Austin's Music Scene." txbluebonnet2006

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