Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Birthday - Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson, born 29th(*see note at bottom of post) April 1933 in Abbott, Texas.
The true founder of outlaw country music
He's 78 years old, still touring the world for most of the year, and showing no signs of slowing down. Hopefully he'll be back in Norway really soon.

Here's a video of him with Melonie Cannon, singing a song which Willie wrote, and which I'm fairly sure is the reason that I live in Norway now.

*  The bit I mentioned about his birth date.
It's actually quite funny, and I'm sure I've told this a thousand times to anybody who would listen.
Willie always celebrated his birthday on the 29th of April, until he joined the army and had to get a copy of his birth certificate. He was surprised to find that the certificate showed the 30th as his birth date. Assuming that this was correct he continued for many years to celebrate his birthday on the 30th, until an aunt who had been present at his birth assured him that he had been born several minutes before midnight, but the doctor, for one reason or another, hadn't looked at his watch until after the hour had turned.
Most folk would be confused by a situation like this, but not Willie. Just like the Queen of England, Willie celebrates 2 birthdays. LOL

Anyway, Happy birthday to the greatest singer/songwriter who ever dared to step across all the boundaries of country music,,, and most other musical genres, when I come to think of it.

Yun's aa fir enoo.

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