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The Resource Living proof : an autobiography, Hank Williams, Jr., with Michael Bane

Living proof : an autobiography, Hank Williams, Jr., with Michael Bane

Label
Living proof : an autobiography
Title
Living proof
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Hank Williams, Jr., with Michael Bane
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Almost singlehandedly Hank Williams, Sr. changed country and western music into a national mania. When he died in 1953, he became a mythic figure. From the day his famous father died, Hank Junior was pushed to fill his father's shoes. By the time he was seven, he had been tutored by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Brenda Lee. At the ripe old age of eight, he played his first show, singing his daddy's songs and telling his daddy's stories, and even then it was apparent he had inherited his father's musical genius. His rise to fame was spectacular: at eleven he premiered at the Grand Ole Opry and at fourteen was a hit on the Ed Sullivan Show. At nineteen Hank Junior was perched atop show business. But success too its toll. The demons of drugs and booze that had destroyed his father began to claim the son. Two marriages failed. Hostile audiences came to watch him forget lyrics or drop his guitar. The pressures were so enormous Hank Junior wanted to die. Then in 1975 Hank's death wish was almost granted when he slid five hundred feet down a mountain in the Rockies, landing head first on a boulder. Awaiting certain death in the snow, his face split apart, Hank had a powerful revelation-he wanted desperately to live, and amazingly de did. With a sense of wonder, Hank takes his survival as a sign he isn't to end up like his father."--Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 784/.092/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.W55
LC item number
A3 1979
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Living proof : an autobiography, Hank Williams, Jr., with Michael Bane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1: Funeral in the South -- 2: Montana song -- 3: I'll never get out of this world alive -- 4: Standing in the shadows -- 5: I saw the light -- 6: Star-maker machinery -- 7: Daddy -- 8: I'll think of something -- 9: Just a normal abnormal childhood -- 10: Hank Williams had a son; son sings -- 11: Standing in the shadows -- 12: Cheatin' heart special -- 13: Cheatin' heart special-2 -- 14: I'd rather be gone -- 15: Superstar blues -- 16: It's a long, long way from Hollywood -- 17: Home! -- 18: Slippin' around -- 19: Hank's ghost -- 20: Cold, cold heart -- 21: Stoned at the jukebox -- 22: Friends -- 23: Once and for all -- 24: New South -- 25: Montana song (reprise) -- 26: Closing -- Index
Control code
4832369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399123696
Lccn
79011741
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)4832369
Label
Living proof : an autobiography, Hank Williams, Jr., with Michael Bane
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1: Funeral in the South -- 2: Montana song -- 3: I'll never get out of this world alive -- 4: Standing in the shadows -- 5: I saw the light -- 6: Star-maker machinery -- 7: Daddy -- 8: I'll think of something -- 9: Just a normal abnormal childhood -- 10: Hank Williams had a son; son sings -- 11: Standing in the shadows -- 12: Cheatin' heart special -- 13: Cheatin' heart special-2 -- 14: I'd rather be gone -- 15: Superstar blues -- 16: It's a long, long way from Hollywood -- 17: Home! -- 18: Slippin' around -- 19: Hank's ghost -- 20: Cold, cold heart -- 21: Stoned at the jukebox -- 22: Friends -- 23: Once and for all -- 24: New South -- 25: Montana song (reprise) -- 26: Closing -- Index
Control code
4832369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399123696
Lccn
79011741
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)4832369

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