June 3, 1949 – February 15, 2012
Clive Shakespeare was an English-born Australian guitarist and producer whose band Sherbet, which he co-founded in 1969, went on to become one Australia’s most popular rock bands during the ’70s. With hits like “Howzat,” “Summer Love,” and “Cassandra” the band became huge in their homeland, while finding additional fans all over the world. The group had several Australian gold and platinum albums and were reportedly the first from there to reach over $1 million dollars in sales. The group was managed by the legendary Roger Davies who has also counted such clients as Tina Turner, Olivia Newton-John, Cher, and Janet Jackson. Sherbet disbanded in 1979 but reunited throughout the years. As a producer, Shakespeare collaborated with the likes of popular Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly. Clive Shakespeare died of prostate cancer on February 15, 2012. He was 62. Former band mate, Harvey James passed away in January 15, 2011.
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