Eldest Sibling of Soul Group “The Stairsteps” Clarence Burke Jr. Dead at 63

Clarence Burke Jr

clarence-burke 3 now Re-Posted from The National R&B Music Society

Musical Genius, Vocalist, Songwriter, Musician, Producer and our dear friend Clarence Burke Jr. of The First Family of Soul “The Five Stairsteps, The Stairsteps and The Invisible Man’s Band has taken his final step…

My heart is heavy, my tears are still flowing, and my eyes are swollen, from mourning the loss of our dear friend Clarence Burke Jr. All night I have been reflecting on conversations he and I shared over the last three years and although we did discuss the music, we mainly spoke about life. I have always loved, admired and respected this Giant’s body of work, however through those conversation I admired, loved and respected the man, Clarence Burke Jr.

I am trying to wrap my head around this tremendous loss to the music industry. I can’t begin to imagine what his family and close friends are going through at this time. They all are in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest condolences.

Vannessa Jordan
The National R&B Music Society Inc.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Paulette Jone says:

    Clarence Burke Jr, was one of dearest friend. We grew in the business together we were family my heart ache for I was looking forward to Clarence performing again… RIP my brother Paulette “Candy Jaye” Jones


    1. Hi Paulette, would you be open to a phone interview regarding your friend Clarence Jr? What it was like knowing and relating to Clarence and his family siblings? If so, please email me what’s a good time.
      my email is blues2jazz2003@yahoo.com & my contact # is 951-840-7120


    2. Hi Paulette, are you privy to the date *time for funeral sevices? which city Atlanta or chicago


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