All Quiet Now: JJ Cale.

US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of heart attack at the age of 74. An announcement on his personal website said he had passed away at a hospital in La Jolla, California, on Friday. Born in Oklahoma, Cale helped create the Tulsa Sound, which combined blues, rockabilly, and country. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song After Midnight. In 1977 Clapton also popularised Cale’s Cocaine. The two worked together on an album which won a Grammy award in 2008. Born in 1938, John Weldon Cale adopted the name JJ Cale to avoid being confused with...

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