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Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

 

October 25, 2020



Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78.

Walker died Friday of cancer; family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press.

"He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues," Davis said Saturday.

Walker emerged from New York's Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He moved to Texas in the 1970s and in 1972 scored a hit with his version of the Guy Clark song "L.A. Freeway."

Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an al...



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