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Dexter Clangfree is dead... - Khan Manka, Jr. - The Chairman's Blog

Dexter Clangfree is dead...

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Today, I want to talk about my old friend - Dexter Clangfree.  He is dead.

In the 1970s, before I took over this horrible job from my uncle Harry as head of Manka Bros. Studios, I was in a band - King Khan.  We were very successful and we were great.  We played all over the San Fernando Valley and people loved us.  I think today people still know me more from my King Khan days than they do today - and I'm Chairman & CEO of the World's Largest Media Company.

Dexter Clangfree played bass and he rocked.  When we played "Freebird" or "Green Grass and High Tides", people sometimes forgot there were other members of the band (though not that often).  He was that good.  After I assumed the title of Chairman & CEO of Manka Bros., I lost touch with Dexter even though he tried to reach me on several ocassions - even to the point of completely humiliating himself in front of one of my assistants.  I mean, come on, we all need money, dude.

I got a note this morning that Dexter died last month while rocking in Des Moines.  He stayed true to himself - trying to play music until the end.  From what I hear, he was hit in the head with a bottle during "Born To Run" after he tried to grab the bass guitar from the bar band's bass player so he could join in.  He always just wanted to rock.  And now he's dead.  Good-bye Dexter Clangfree.

I always wonder what would have happened to me if I continued to pursue my music instead of going the giant media company route.  But then I realized, I'm in control of the world's largest music company, if I really wanted to, I could just go into the studio and make a CD with some of the world's best musicians.

That gives me a great idea.  Maybe I'll do that. 

Thanks Dexter.


Khan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO - Manka Bros. Studios



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Khan Manka, Jr.Khan Manka, Jr. assumed the title of Chairman of the Board of Manka Bros. Studios - The World's Largest Media Company - following his father Harry Manka's death in 1976. Before that he was the member of several Southern California rock bands.

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