Clarence Burke Jr passed away on May 25th, he was 62. He was a singer, songwriter and guitarist with 1970’s family band “The Five Stairsteps“. The band was best known for it’s hit “O-o-h Child“, a song rated at 392 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 of All time. The video below is the band on “Soul Train“.
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7 thoughts on “Remembering Clarence Burke Jr”
Not sure why, but the song made me think of Smokey Robinson.
Listening to Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn right now besides this, so I guess I’m in a reflective musical mood.
(And Soul Train? Wow!)
I’ve been in a reflective mood for weeks now as the inevitable draws closer. Good night with the tunes though. Not the first time I’ve pulled up some Soul Train on these posts. Great show in it’s day. This song was not in my wheelhouse in 1970 (Zep and Purple for me then) but it sure sounds good now. Reading the history of the Burke family and they could have been the Jacksons, a lot of talent there. Found this one too. Would have loved to lucked out on this guy day in a small club somewhere.
Love this! Thanks for the turn on.
(I was listening to it today at work.)
This is one of my favorite songs and can often be found on my mixes.
A sad day for you then. Great song.
I used to love this song! Sorry to hear he passed on.
I remembered it. Never knew anything about him or the band though. Been listening to a few videos and discovered they were pretty good players.