Jerry Jeff Walker, the singer-songwriter who wrote "Mr. Bojangles" and who was a charter member of the Texas outlaw movement that spawned Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, has passed away. He was 78, and had been suffering from throat cancer.
Walker once wrote, “Greased by drugs and alcohol, I was also raising the pursuit of wildness and weirdness to a fine art. I didn’t just burn the candle at both ends, I was also finding new ends to light.”
- KC's View:
My favorite Jerry Jeff Walker song is this one (which actually was written by Guy Clark):