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Sue Cassidy Clark papers

Sue Cassidy Clark papers

Funding from the Grammy Foundation has made possible the digital preservation of taped interviews in the collection of Sue Cassidy Clark, a music journalist and photographer who specialized in soul, gospel, and rock music in the late 1960s and 1970s. She is the author of Rock: A World Bold as Love (Cowles, 1970) and The Superstars: In Their Own Words (Music Sales, 1972), and she contributed articles and record reviews to several periodicals, including Billboard, Black Stars, Creem, Hit Parader, Rolling Stone, Rock, Soul Illustrated, and Soul Sounds. Her collection contains files on a number of popular musicians that include promotional materials and clippings, typescripts of her articles, photographs, and taped interviews. The taped interviews in the collection have been preserved in digital form and logged. Artists who have agreed to the research use of their interviews in the collection include Inez Andrews, Jerry Butler, Al Green, Tootie Heath, B. B. King, Patti La Belle, Chaka Khan, The O'Jays, Wilson Pickett, Martha Reeves, Nina Simone, The Spinners, Mavis and Cleotha Staples, and the estates of David Ruffin and Johnnie Taylor.