Personalities | Lee Clayton | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1942)

Clayton, a former fighter pilot from Tennessee, was one of the most original songwriters in the Outlaws movement, penning ‘Ladies Love Outlaws’ for Waylon Jennings, ‘If You Could Touch Her At All’ for Willie Nelson and ‘Lone Wolf’ for Jerry Jeff Walker. Clayton’s own albums, marked by vivid if unconventional and introspective imagery, flopped commercially but were prized by a cult following, especially in Europe, where U2’s Bono fell under his spell.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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