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87 years old today, I believe..

 

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Many happies Willie. The man who wrote my favourite song (Nightlife).

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7 minutes ago, Dan Dare said:

Many happies Willie. The man who wrote my favourite song (Nightlife).

Mine is "Bloody Mary Morning" I sing it at least twice a week as I'm waking.

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He's doing well, 87. I recently read a biography of his. He didn't really make a lot of headway until late in life. Wrote some great songs a few of which I get to play with my various music colleagues. His broad taste in music sits well with me and gives Country & Western a wider appeal.

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Man, I can't believe that he is that old. I am a big admirer despite not being (or having been in the past) in particular a 'country' fan. If anyone has an interest in reading about Willie, I'd recommend his book 'Roll Me up and Smoke Me When I Die' which is a lot of fun. He also features strongly in 'The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock' which I picked up on my only (so far) trip to Austin, and which I see is now out of print. And I have a t-shirt which my dad bought for me at a Willie gig in North Carolina. A lot of good Highwaymen stuff on YouTube, too.

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He shares the same birthday as Klaus Voormann who is 82 today.

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The only album I ever took back and ganged was by Willie Nelson. I bought it by mistake after hearing (Bill) Nelson's Red Noise as a schoolboy.

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One of Willie's great comments went along the lines of;

 

"I don't know why everyone is criticizing Lance Armstrong for taking drugs while riding his bike.  When I was taking drugs, I couldn't even find my bike!"

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