John Ciambotti, bass player for the band Clover, passed away this week at the age of 67 from an abdominal aneurysm. Ciambotti and Clover backed up Elvis Costello on his debut album, My Aim is True, and reunited with him in 2007 to play the album live at fundraisers in San Francisco. He also found session work with artists including Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Carlene Carter.
Ciambotti gave up touring in the late ’80s, and even turned down an offer to audition from the Rolling Stones after Bill Wyman quit. He instead turned to chiropractics. He opened his own chiropractic office and focused on catering to musicians and other entertainers.
Our condolences go out to John’s family and friends.