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'60S ROCK 'N' ROLL STAR DEE CLARK DIES, APPARENTLY OF HEART ATTACK

Rock 'n' roll singer Dee Clark, who had a string of hits in the '60s including "Raindrops" and "Hey Little Girl," died Friday at age 52, apparently of a heart attack, police said.

Clark, who had been ill for several years, was found dead at the Knight's Inn in Smyrna, said Cobb County Police Lt. Ed Clack.

A Chicago native, Clark's career began in the early 1950s with the Hambone Kids, a rhythm and blues group. He later formed a singing group called the Kool Jets.

His solo career began in 1957 and included four albums and appearances on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand."

Clark was best known for his recording of "Raindrops," which sold 2 million copies in 1961.

In addition to "Hey Little Girl," his hits included "High School Sweater," "Just Keep It Up," and "Warm Summer Breeze."

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