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Jerry McClendon
Born:  April 2, 1944

About The Artist

Jerry McClendon is a native of Pendleton, Indiana.

In 1973, Raven Records, based in Sacramento, California was touting him as their latest artist to sign with the label.

Raven Records Ad for Jerry McClendon - 1973 A 1973 article notes by 1973, he had already had 12 years of professional music experience, having traveled all over the west coast, the northwest and into Canada. He worked at such famed venues as the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was also a regular on a Jamboree television show over channel 40 in Sacramento.

Personal appearances during that time included regular stints at the Metro Club in Sacramento. He shared the stage with such artists as Freddie Hart, Rose Maddox, Bobby Austin, Jerry Wallace and Buddy Allen.

Jerry was known as a versatile musician as well, playing the lead guitar, harmonica and bass drums.

He also wrote and arranged the tunes on his recording sessions. One session was at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. Another recording session was at the Buck Owens studios in Bakersfield, California.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Music Reporter; Vol. 4 No. 1; January 1973; Country Music, Inc.; 2401 East Lancaster; Fort Worth, TX
  • Country Music Reporter; Vol. 4 No. 2; February 1973; Country Music, Inc.; 2401 East Lancaster; Fort Worth, TX

Related Web Links

Jerry McClendon Official Web Site

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Raven Records
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  81079 A Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
  81079 B Walk In Sunshine
  81081 A Wonder Of You
  81081 B I Wish I Was In California