Friday, 1 January 2016
New Year's Day Homage
A Happy New Year to you and yours and all the best for 2016.
We start the year in sombre mood and in the now traditional way for CCM by paying homage to two absolute giants of 20th century popular music who both died on New Years Day.
The Hillbilly Shakespeare Hank Williams died on this day in 1953 at the age of only 29 and the Late Great Townes Van Zandt passed away in 1997 at the age of 52.
Fortunately both left an astonishing canon of music for future generations to enjoy.
Their legacy and influence can also be seen in any number of current singer songwriters.
I suspect that it will be downhill from here on in!
Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You