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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hank's Last Ride

Every year at this time I mark the last ride of Hank Williams, in reality the first rock 'n roll star, which started about now at very end of 1952--meaning this is the 61th  anniversary.  Meaning he could still be alive at 90 today.   Imagine songs we lost.  And yes, there was a recent failed flick titled "The Last Ride," starring...Henry Thomas of E.T. fame, no less.  Trailer for that below. Then there's great Emmylou version of the final ride, "Rollin' and Ramblin'."   And classic Waylon Jennngs, "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?"  And Tim Hardin's "Goodbye Hank Williams."

2 comments:

Steve Bremner said...

Nice tribute.

Anonymous said...

What, no Dave Alvin?!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjCRJipHThY