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Clark Terry and Gwen Terry

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268463

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001

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Black Clouds

Black Clouds

52. Black Clouds

Gwen Terry

University of California Press

It was in 1974 that Clark Terry got the news of Duke Ellington's death. It was very sad news for him and he knew he would miss Duke and his music. In 1976, Clark bought a new house for his family. Clark describes his strained relationship with his son, Hiawatha. And it was in 1978 that he got to know about his wife's cancer. In order to cover the treatment costs, Clark continued working and traveling for gigs and stayed busy getting the youth band off the ground. The youth club went all over America and Europe and was happy. While Clark continued making music, his wife passed away. He describes his wife's funeral like one big black cloud, and one of the hardest things ever happened to him.

Keywords:   Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, music, youth club, black cloud

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