14 October 2011

Friday favourite 28

Hank Williams is one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. His songs are almost universally known about ten years after he wrote them - covered by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jonny Cash and the Carpenters.

But he died in the back of a car on the way to a gig on New Year's Day 1953 of alcohol posining. He was 29.

Here is some YouTube footage of him on the Grand Ole' Oprey (probably in the 1940s) which deserves a wider viewing.

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