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Thread #113112   Message #3932286
Posted By: GUEST,Kathy Claypool Solis
20-Jun-18 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: looking for les claypool
Subject: RE: looking for les claypool
Les Claypool Jr was born 8/31/1930, was a disc jockey in the 50s on KRHM in LA, and died perhaps 15 years ago from liver failure--very fitting. He died alone in a shitty, dank convalescent hospital somewhere in Wisconsin. He was my father. He abandoned my Mom, Arlene Katherine Kelley (Claypool) and his 3 children Les Claypool III (NOT the bass player from Primus..although he was such a philandering scumbag, it wouldn't shock me if he was his father as well), John Claypool, and me, Katherine Claypool. He obviously put on a different face for the outside world since all of the info I can dig up on him seems to revere him as some noble king. As I said, he abandoned his wife ARLENE (not Annie--she was screwing him while he and my Mom were still married)and left her and us three kids to rot in the ghetto of Pacoima CA. My Mom amazingly raised us three kids without any help from Les and we have all gone on to be good, educated, productive adults. Any memory you may have of him is completely inaccurate. He beat my Mom and my brothers. He was psychotic, angry, and a total asshole. I was 6 months old when he left my Mom, so thankfully I didn't have to suffer his abusive wrath--he never once called, sent a birthday card, wrote a letter, sent money, or called any of us three kids--even though he and his conquest, Annie, lived 20 minutes away in Highland Park and then Echo Park. What a great man he was! Ha!!! It was only recently that I started to look for info about him online--my Mom, Arlene, passed away almost two years ago, and I didn't want to concern myself with Les' bs of a life until she was gone. I miss her dearly! I know this original post is old but if any of you folks who posted here are still amongst the living, thought you'd appreciate knowing exactly who LES CLAYPOOL JR really was!