Reveries for the laziest day of the week
30 April 2023
Living country legend WILLIE HUGH NELSON was
born on 29 April 1933 in Abbott, Texas. Happy 90!
Nelson was also political activist. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country,
a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Big name stars praised/praise
Nelson for his music and his humanist vision.
He recorded/released no less than 73 albums (so far) with I Don’t Know A Thing
About Love: The Songs of Harlan Howard that came out last March (steam below).
One of his biggest hits was the splendiferous
1961 ballad CRAZY (covered by countless artists).
Happy B. Willie!
(Image on top: the cover of his 1996 album ‘Spirit’)