Texas nation singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who wrote the pop track “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78
Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas nation singer and songwriter who wrote the pop track “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.
Walker died Friday of most cancers, circle of relatives spokesman John T. Davis informed The Related Press.
Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village people 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 track “L.A. Highway.”
Walker and the Misplaced Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an album are living in Texas referred to as “Viva Terlingua” that was a vintage of the country-rock scene. Walker had since launched greater than 30 albums.
In 1986, he shaped impartial track label Attempted & True Track and launched albums beneath it.
Walker was once recognized 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 bins 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.