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Mahlon Clark

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Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: March 7, 1923 | Died: October 20, 2007    

Mahlon Clark

Mahlon Clark clarinetist performed on the soundtracks of numerous Hollywood movies and recorded with artists as varied as Lawrence Welk and Madonna. Clark played the well-known clarinet solo of Henry Mancini's “Baby Elephant Walk,” featured on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated movie Hatari! (1962), starring John Wayne. The song was a hit for Henry Mancini's orchestra, which recorded the soundtrack. When Lawrence Welk later recorded it, he also used Clark. While a member of Welk's orchestra (1962-68), Clark married Kathy Lennon, one of the four singing Lennon Sisters on the Welk TV show....
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