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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.
True inspirations.
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


  1. Happy New Year CC, all the best for the year ahead. Two great tracks to kick off 2016...

  2. Cheers Scott.Happy New Year to you also

  3. Ditto what Scott has said!!

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours, CC.

  5. Already setting the bar high CC.

  6. And to you C and Mr SDS and to all the Robsters
    Swede/Scott/JC -back to the usual tosh tomorrow!

  7. Really interesting post, CC. And great songs as well. What a start to 2016!

  8. Happy new year CC- a proper double whammy of songs today