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Creator: Sam Kendrick

Collection #: 134

Biographical Note: Clarence Samuel Kindrick (November 3, 1934 - ) is a Texas journalist, author and publisher. The longtime newspaper reporter and columnist is best known as the founder of Action Magazine in March 1975, and for his wild and wooly chronicling of the outlaw country music movement of the 1970s from his home base of San Antonio and Bulverde. In 1960, he was hired by the San Antonio Express-News where he worked as a reporter and columnist until 1975. He forged close bonds with Willie Nelson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Kinky Friedman, Hondo Crouch and Jerry Jeff Walker, adopted their redneck rock attitude, look and partying ways. His outrageous gonzo style of reporting made him the Hunter S. Thompson of the emerging music scene.

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Preferred Citation: Action Magazine, [Volume:Issue, Date], The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.

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