Thursday, 7 April 2016

Merle Haggard - April 6th, 1937 - April 6th, 2016

The Okie from Muskogee Misunderstood

I certainly did, many years ago, thinking that song an ardent redneck anthem, and whilst I’m sure he held contrary views all his life, I subsequently learned to appreciate his music both as writer and performer, not least his recent with that other legend Willie Nelson, Gjango and Jimmie. So many are leaving us, and now one of the Outlaws is off causing mischief somewhere else.

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