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Pee Wee CLARK (1980)

Pee Wee Clark

1930 –Born Charles Phillip Clark on September 18th in Macon, Georgia, USA.

Before coming to Australia, Pee Wee Clark was playing guitar on a regular morning television show in the US.

Pee Wee had recorded with Buddy Emmons and “Thumbs” Carlisle on the “Country Jazz” album.

Upon arriving in Australia he teamed up with Reg Lindsay and worked in his band for a number of years.

He owned the “Dixie” record label and recorded with his son “A Touch of Paradise” which was voted “Instrumental of the Year” by the Australian “Playboy” magazine in 1979.

Other recording were “The Georgia Gentleman”, “Hot Tempered Steel” and “Out Of Nowhere”.

Assisted Reg Lindsay in running Reg’s country music store in Parramatta.

Pee Wee was heavily in demand both as a touring artist and studio musician.

1980 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

2012 – Inducted into “The Australian Steel Guitar Hall of Fame”.

2015 – Passed away on the 9th of August.