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Sanford Clark: Rockabilly Performer With AZ Roots Dies At 85 From COVID-19

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Rockabilly and country performer Sanford Clark has died at the age of 85 from complications due to COVID-19. Clark grew up in Phoenix where he first began performing in the 1950’s.

His hit song “The Fool” went to No. 7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1956. Over the years the song was recorded by multiple artists, including Elvis Presley and The Animals. According to Clark’s publicist, he died Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where he had already been admitted for cancer treatment.