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Obituaries

Musician J.J. Cale, 74; wrote Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd hits

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning musician J.J. Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with ‘‘After Midnight’’ and Lynyrd Skynyrd with ‘‘Call Me the Breeze,’’ has died. He was 74.

The performer and producer’s manager, Mike Kappus, said that the architect of the Tulsa Sound died Friday night of a heart attack at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

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