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 Steve Clark (Guitars 1978-1991)





Steve Clark 1988.
Steve Clark 1988

Some details about Steve and a listing of which tours/releases he has featured/played on.

  • Full Name - Stephen Maynard Clark
  • Birth Date - Saturday, 23rd April 1960 at Nether Edge Hospital in Sheffield, England
  • Date Of Death - Tuesday 8th January 1991 in London, England
  • Date Of Funeral - Thursday 17th January 1991 in Sheffield, England
  • Burial Location - Wisewood Cemetery, Loxely Valley, Sheffield, England
  • Instrument - Guitars
  • Previous Bands - Local bands including Electric Chicken
  • Joined Band - 29th January 1978
  • Father - Barrie Clark
  • Mother - Beryl Clark (formerely Beckingham)
  • Brothers - Chris/Kevin
  • Girlfriend/Ex-Fiance - Lorelei Shellist
  • Girlfriend - Janie Dean (w/ Steve at time of death) - now deceased

Death - Steve unfortunately passed away in his sleep at his flat on Old Church Street in Chelsea after a long battle with alcoholism. Steve was on a six month leave of absence from the band to get help for his alcohol problems. He had been drinking the night before at a pub across the road from his flat called The Front Page (now The Pig's Ear).

Official Cause Of Death - "respiratory failure to a compression of the Brain stem, resulting from excess quantities of alcohol mixed with anti-depressants and pain killers." - The death was recorded as an accident with no suicidal intent involved. Steve had been taking prescribed painkillers at the time for cracked ribs.

Trivia - Given the nickname Steamin' and well known for his energetic live performances. Known for using mostly Gibson Les Paul guitars on stage and wearing all white. This inspired the title of the song 'White Lightning'.


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Releases Played On - (while in the band)

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