While plans for a memorial service have not yet been announced — the following message has been posted on his website:
JJ Cale Has Passed Away
JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26
at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.
The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.
There are no immediate plans for services.
His history is well documented at JJCale.com, rosebudus.com/cale,
and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.
Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like,
you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter.
Cale’s extensive portfolio consists of 14 albums with a number of songs covered by a wide range of artists. Cale also made considerable contributions to Clapton’s 2006 album The Road to Escondido which went on to win a Grammy in 2008.
While you may not have heard of him, his influence cannot be understated.
Check out the videos below of artists covering his songs.
Cocaine, Eric Clapton:
I Got the Same Old Blues, Lynryd Skynrd:
Louisiana Women, Waylon Jennings:
I’d Like to Love You, Baby, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
Sensitive Kind, Carlos Santana:
Cajun Moon, Randy Crawford:
Call Me The Breeze, Johnny Cash:
Ride Me High, Widespread Panic:
Tijuana, Harry Manx:
After Midnight, Eric Clapton: