(C)1986 Heather Harris
Carla Olson, once of punks The Textones (from whom The Gogo's poached Kathy Valentine) and a worthy, popular duet-ist (with Mick Taylor amongst others) performing in 1986 at the Palomino with Gene Clark, once of '60s rockers The Byrds and their primary songwriter alongside Roger McGuinn and Bob Dylan. Clark, a stellar talent with a troubled life, died of a heart attack at age 46 in 1991. Michael Stipe in the earliest R.E.M. days invited comparisons to Clark's own sonorous vocal sound, sharing the same Southern roots.