Clover (band)

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Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, United States, in 1967.wikipedia
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Elvis Costello

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.
The backing for Costello's debut album was provided by American West Coast band Clover, a country outfit living in England whose members would later go on to join Huey Lewis and the News and the Doobie Brothers.

My Aim Is True

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.
The backing band was made up of members of Clover, but they were uncredited on the original release due to contractual difficulties; some early publicity for the album identified the backing band as "The Shamrocks".

Huey Lewis

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As well, the group had added Huey Lewis (then billing himself as "Huey Louis") as a second lead vocalist and harmonica player, and Sean Hopper was keyboard player.
Lewis previously played with the band Clover from 1972 to 1979.

867-5309/Jenny

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Alex Call recorded as a solo artist and wrote hits for Huey Lewis and many other artists, including Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny".
"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.

Huey Lewis and the News

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams. As well, the group had added Huey Lewis (then billing himself as "Huey Louis") as a second lead vocalist and harmonica player, and Sean Hopper was keyboard player.
In 1972, singer/harmonica player Huey Lewis and keyboardist Sean Hopper joined the Bay Area jazz-funk band Clover.

The Doobie Brothers

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.
In 1979, Hartman was replaced by ace session drummer Chet McCracken and Baxter by multi-instrumental string player John McFee (late of Huey Lewis's early band Clover); Cornelius Bumpus (who had been part of a recent reunion of Moby Grape) was also recruited to add vocals, keyboards, saxophones, and flute to the lineup.

Robert John "Mutt" Lange

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This sextet (Call, Louis, McFee, Hopper, Ciambotti and Shine) signed to the UK's Vertigo label, and worked with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange on Clover's 1976 non-LP single "Chicken Funk", and the group's early 1977 album entitled Unavailable.
Clover – Love on the Wire, 1977

Tommy Tutone

Alex Call recorded as a solo artist and wrote hits for Huey Lewis and many other artists, including Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny".
Original drummer Mickey Shine (Clover and drummer on the first Elvis Costello album) was replaced by Victor Carberry for the band's second album.

The Attractions

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The drummer for the occasion was Pete Thomas of The Attractions.
Backing for Costello's 1977 debut album was provided by the American West Coast band Clover.

Clover (album)

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Clover (1970)
Clover (1970) is the first album by Clover.

Unavailable (album)

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Unavailable (1977)
Unavailable (1977) is the third album by Clover.

Love on the Wire

Love On The Wire (1977)
Love on the Wire (1977) is the fourth album by Clover.

John McFee

In 2016, founding members Alex Call, Mitch Howie, and John McFee were working on a new album entitled "Homestead Redemption."
McFee played for a number of years with Huey Lewis in the group Clover and also played on Huey Lewis and the News' Sports and Hard at Play albums.

The Clover Chronicle

The Clover Chronicle (Fantasy, 1979)
The Clover Chronicle: The Best Of The Fantasy Years (1979) is a compilation album by Clover.

The Sound City Sessions

The Sound City Sessions (Sonic Past Music, 2006)
The Sound City Sessions (2006) is a compilation album by Clover.

San Francisco Nights

San Francisco Nights (Magnum Music, 1996) (various artists)
San Francisco Nights (1996) is a compilation album featuring Clover, The Charlatans, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and The Mojo Men.

Country rock

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Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, United States, in 1967.

Musical ensemble

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Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, United States, in 1967.

Mill Valley, California

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Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, United States, in 1967.

Backup band

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.

United Kingdom

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.

Toto (band)

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.

Lucinda Williams

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They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True (recorded in the UK), and four members later forming or joining more successful acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Lucinda Williams.

Psychedelia

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Formed by members of the band Tiny Hearing Aid Company, Clover's sound moved on from Bay Area psychedelia to the burgeoning country rock sound, similar to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Formed by members of the band Tiny Hearing Aid Company, Clover's sound moved on from Bay Area psychedelia to the burgeoning country rock sound, similar to Creedence Clearwater Revival.