Ely took his customised blend of early rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and Tex-Mex to a punk audience and far beyond.
The Virginian country-rock troubadour had been treading the boards around Nashville for a dozen years when his debut album came out in 1986.
Richard Dobson, whose songs were recorded by Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith and performed by Johnny and June Carter Cash, died on 16 December 2017.
A biography of Americana figurehead Guy Clark will be published in the US in the autumn, by writer and Grammy-winning producer Tamara Saviano.
Legendary Singer songwriter Guy Clark has passed away. Guy Clark RIP