Jerry McClendon is a native of Pendleton, Indiana.
In 1973, Raven Records, based in Sacramento, California was touting him as their latest artist to sign with the label.
A 1973 article notes by 1973, he had already had 12 years of professional music experience, having traveled all over the west coast, the northwest and into Canada. He worked at such famed venues as the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Personal appearances during that time included regular stints at the Metro Club, 40 Grand Club, Mavrick Club in Sacramento. He shared the stage with such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Sammi Smith,Freddie Hart, Rose Maddox, Jerry Wallace and Buddy Allen and many many more.
Jerry was known as a versatile musician as well, playing the lead guitar, piano, fiddle, sax, harmonica, bass guitar and drums.
He also wrote and arranged some of the tunes on his recording sessions. One session was at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. Another recording session was at the Buck Owens studios in Bakersfield, California.
Credits & Sources
Country Music Reporter; Vol. 4 No. 1; January 1973; Country Music, Inc.; 2401 East Lancaster; Fort Worth, TX
Country Music Reporter; Vol. 4 No. 2; February 1973; Country Music, Inc.; 2401 East Lancaster; Fort Worth, TX
Billboard Magazine 1974 / 76
Lloyd Hickeys 40 Grand Country Jamboree Weekly TV Show
Easy Livin' Country TV channel 3 Show
N.C.C.M.A 1980 male vocalist of the year
Get The Music
Rec. No. Side Song Title
81079 A Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
81079 B Walk In Sunshine
81081 A Wonder Of You
81081 B I Wish I Was In California
.. A side It's Gold
.. B side Let's go back to the country
.. B side Rum Runner
.. B side There's a right way
.. B side Burnning no bridges ever
...A side Look at me
...A side Sometimes I cry
.. B side Take her flowers