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Clair “Biff” Adam

Clair “Biff” Adam ’54, who was the drummer for country star Merle Haggard’s Strangers for 40 years, died on Saturday, March 7, at the age of 83. In 2008, Milton Hershey School awarded Biff the Purnell Payne Lifetime Achievement Award, named for longtime MHS music teacher W. Purnell Payne, who co-wrote the MHS alma mater and whose name was, and for many still is, synonymous with music at MHS.

Rolling Stone magazine published a story on March 9 about Biff’s career and passing. Read the article.

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