KVPI has learned that learned that Swamp Pop Legend Clint West died today (Tuesday) at 3;00pm surrounded by his children at Opelousas General Hospital after a long illness according to his son, Coby Guillory. The news came from his son, Coby Guillory. Clint West, whose real name is Clinton Joseph Guillory age 77. His arrangements have not been set by his family. He is survived by four sons: Chauncey Guillory of Prairie Rhonde, Clinton Guillory of Lafayette, Coby Guillory of Oberlin and Josh Guillory of Lafayette. He is also survived by his daughter: Felicia Guillory of Pine Prairie.
Clint began his music career as a drummer in a Cajun band, the Vidrine Playboys. He later recorded with the Boogie Kings. He recorded many of his songs with Jin Records. One of his most popular songs through the years was his version of “Big Blue Diamonds”.
KVPI FM plans to do a special spotlight of his music all day Friday as well as play back one of his interviews he did with us.