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Mahlon Clark

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Born: March 7, 1923 | Died: September 20, 2007    Primary Instrument: Clarinet

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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