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Clarence White: Drug Store Truck Drivin' ...

It's been a few weeks since the last installment of the Clarence White Chronicles, so here's a capsule review of events from the summer of 1968: The Byrds played South Africa in July without Gram Parsons , who decided that shooting smack with Keith Richards was better than playing segregated Johannesburg, so he essentially fired himself. While GP's political motives were undoubtedly more expedient than heartfelt, to his credit he flew the coop on a tour that was, by all accounts, "Custer-esque." Back on home turf ... and without the motivating force behind their just-released album, Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ...<br/><br/> Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman recruited Clarence White into The Byrds, then fired drummer, Kevin Kelley, and replaced him .... 11:37 a.m. Thursday 23rd October 2008 EST
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