JJ Cale – Writer of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” – Dead at 74
Grammy-winning musician and writer, JJ Cale passed away Friday night from a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California. JJ was best known for his iconic songs performed by legendary artists such as: Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call me the Breeze" and Eric Clapton's "After Midnight."
A former member of the Grand Ole Opry touring company, artists such as Santana, The Allman Brothers and Johnny Cash have all covered Cale's songs. His musical influence is felt in rock throughout the 70s and beyond. He was a legend in the music industry and many know his songs though not his name. He was 74.