Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mahlon Clark: 1923-2007

Sad news, found out from the Los Angeles Times obituary section that clarinet player Mahlon Clark has passed away on September 20th.

While most of us remember him as a member of the Maestro's reed section, and who also married Kathy Lennon, Mahlon was known as a very talented musician who performed on many movie soundtracks for Paramount Studios and movies such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Dick Tracy."

He also played for many artists as diverse from Frank Sinatra to Madonna.

Also, he was active with rights of his fellow musicians as a member of the Musicians Guild of America whom he served on the union's board.

Mahlon was 84 years old and living in Van Nuys, CA. He is survived by two daughters, a son and four grandchildren.


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