Noted Claremont artist Chris Darrow dies at 75

Noted Claremont artist Chris Darrow died Wednesday, January 15 of complications from a stroke. He was 75.

A much beloved figure in Claremont, he was a renowned musician, songwriter, photographer, record producer and artist, who in 1966 co-founded the groundbreaking group Kaleidoscope with Claremonter David Lindley.

He later went on to play with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen and many others.

Mr. Darrow recorded with dozens of artists throughout the 1970s and released 10 solo records. He was also a mentor to many young musicians, artists and friends over the years, and was working on a memoir at the time of his death.

A full account of his life will appear in a future edition of the COURIER


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