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Hank Williams
Hank Williams Promotional Photo.jpg
Williams in 1951
Background information
Birth name Hiram King Williams
Forby kent as
  • Luke the Drifter
  • The Hillbilly Shakespeare
  • The Singing Kid
  • Timber Snake
Born September 17, 1923(1923-09-17)
Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, U.S.
Deid Januar 1, 1953(1953-01-01) (aged 29)
Oak Hill, West Virginia, U.S.
Genres
Thrift
  • Sangster-sangwriter
  • muisicker
Instruments
Years active 1937–1952
Labels
Associate acts
Wabsteid

www.hankwilliams.com

A signature penned in black ink
Williams' signatur

Hiram King "Hank" Williams, (/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; September 17, 1923 – Januar 1, 1953) wis an American sangster-sangwriter an muisicker. Regairdit as ane o the maist signeeficant an influential American sangsters an sangwriters o the 20t century,[2][3] Williams recordit 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 o the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, includin 11 that ranked nummer ane (three posthumously).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hank Williams Biography – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Retrieved Februar 11, 2015
  2. "Hank Williams". Sputnik Music. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  3. "I Saw the Light: Hank Williams' Sixty Years of Influence on American Music". The New School. Retrieved September 8, 2014 – via YouTube.