liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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Townes Van Zandt



Played guitar and sang.
Was the greatest songwriter in American history (IMHO).
Died at 52 of heart failure.
Was born in Texas, called Colorado and Tennessee home.
Had 3 wives.
Was an alcoholic and did plenty of drugs.
I discovered his songs because I heard Lyle Lovett's version of Townes' song
If I Needed You (or is it If You Needed Me)
Nice documentary on him right now at:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/133829/be-here-to-love-me
Tags: addiction, alcohol, heroes, music
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