2007-08-06

Lee Hazlewood: The jingling of silver spurrs has subsided

The American country/pop singer, songwriter, and record producer Lee Hazlewood died on the 4th of August. He passed away in his home in Las Vegas after a long battle with renal (kidney) cancer.
He had expressed his wish to be cremated and have his ashes "strewn on a Swedish island where he composed some of his favorite songs." According to Swedish newspaper SvD this would be the island of Gotland. If his wish is fulfilled he will, by the way, be resting close to Ingmar Bergman...


Lee Hazlewood and Siw Malmkvist singing "Summer Wine" in a Swedish TV special "Love and other Crimes" from 1968.

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2 comments:

Peter said...

Nice one.I go mad if Nancy join with Lee. I still remember,Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas' (TV special/Sweden/13 January 1973).When Lee and Nancy sing 'Did you ever', 'Arkansas coal', 'Friendship train', 'Summer wine' and 'Jackson'. Lee sings 'She's funny that way'.All time memories...
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P-E Fronning said...

:) Let's hope she has a few more years before joining Lee for that great big concert upstairs.