June 04 - Sanford Clark Died

Rockabilly and country performer Sanford Clark died. He was 85.

Clark had a Top 10 hit with 'The Fool' in 1956 which was later recorded by Elvis Presley. He actually recorded the song twice, the first time as part of his personal recordings while he was serving in the Army, then again for his 'Elvis Country' album ion 1970. 

his publicist and fellow performer Johnny Vallis said: "You can hear that he’s trying to emulate Sanford’s sound," Vallis said. "You know, most people I know want to impersonate Elvis, and here Elvis was trying to impersonate him."

(Source: Associated Press)