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Oh, yeah, Mike Clark. The fusion drummer, right? Well . . . no (not the Byrds' drummer either, thank you). "I've been playing drums since I was five years old, man," Clark explains with a shrug and a lopsided grin.
The 1983 science-fiction movie "Strange Invaders", starring Louise Fletcher, has a bar scene in which saxophonist Buddy Tate, guitarist Ed Bickert and drummer Terry Clarke perform on-camera.
Just three years ago, at age 27, Mark Craney felt he had reached the peak of his career, with no more goals to attain. Life, with its inevitable twists and turns, showed him he was wrong.