Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas nation singer and songwriter who wrote the pop music “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.
Walker died Friday of most cancers, circle of relatives spokesman John T. Davis informed The Related Press.
“He had battled throat most cancers for a few years, and a few different well being problems,” Davis mentioned Saturday.
Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village folks scene within the 1960s and he was once a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He moved to Texas within the 1970s and in 1972 scored a success together with his model of the Man Clark music “L.A. Highway.”
Walker and the Misplaced Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an album are living in Texas known as “Viva Terlingua” that become a vintage of the country-rock scene. Walker had since launched greater than 30 albums.
In 1986, he shaped unbiased track label Attempted & True Tune and launched albums below it.
Walker was once identified with throat most cancers in 2017, present process chemotherapy and radiation, he informed the Austin American Statesman in 2018.
“I assume I took my making a song without any consideration, and now I don’t,” he informed the newspaper.
In 2017, it was once introduced that Walker had donated greater than 100 packing containers of his track archives to The Wittliff Collections at Texas State College, together with tapes, images, hand-written lyrics and artifacts.
Walker’s survivors come with his spouse, Susan, son, Django, and daughter, Jessie Jane.