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Clem Clempson (born David Clempson, 5 September 1949, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England) is an English rock guitarist who has played in a number of bands including Colosseum and Humble Pie.


Beginning his career in the late 1960s with the trio Bakerloo (originally The Bakerloo Blues Line), he joined Colosseum in 1969 and has played with that group since its reunion in 1994. After Colosseum's split he went on to join Humble Pie in 1971, replacing Peter Frampton. After that group split in 1975 he and Greg Ridley joined drummer Cozy Powell to form Strange Brew. Around this time Clempson tried out for Deep Purple but that job went to Tommy Bolin. Although he played in Marriott’s All Stars he opted not to join the reformed Humble Pie in 1980.

Clempson has appeared as a guest musician with Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham and Dave Sancious, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Bob Dylan, Chris de Burgh and Jon Anderson.

Credits extend into scores for many films, most notably Evita, G.I. Jane, Lawn Dogs, and Tomorrow Never Dies. Clempson was also called upon by the Oscar-winning composer, Trevor Jones, for arrangements for the 1999 romantic comedy film, Notting Hill.

Source: Wikipedia (The Free Encyclopedia)