McClinton, Delbert

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McClinton, Delbert Gender: M
Delbert Ross McClinton
born on 4 November 1940 at 20:57 (= 8:57 PM )
Place Lubbock, Texas, 33n35, 101w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
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American Country-Western singer whose songs have been featured on albums by country singers such as Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and others. Born in Lubbock, Texas, McClinton grew up in Fort Worth. He and one of his first bands, "The Straitjackets," played regularly at Jack’s Place, a honky-tonk in the area, while he sharpened his skills on the harmonica and learned about music from the blues legends he encountered. He was noticed for his work on Bruce Channel’s hit, "Hey Baby," and soon he found himself in England, touring and reportedly giving harmonica lessons to a young John Lennon. During the 1960s, he was the front man for the Rondells; their hit, "If You Really Want Me To, I’ll Go," made it to the Top 100.

McClinton released his first solo album, "Victim of Life’s Circumstances," in 1975. He won a Grammy in 1992 for a duet with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man-Good Woman," but a frustrating association with Curb Records marred much of the ’90s. He made his comeback in 1997 with the release of "One of the Fortunate Few" and doesn’t let the past slow him down. He says, "You’re going to have the good times and the bad times; you can learn from all of them." Happy and healthy after 40 years as a performer, his voice still raspy and ferocious, he recently released an album, "Nothing Personal."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1975 (First solo album)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (Grammy award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (Comeback album)

Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C. 4/1995.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data including time of birth from birth report, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas), 5 Nov 1940, p. 4. Full name from Texas Birth Index.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Still singing over 30 years)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Musical tours)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Harmonica)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy