Williams, Hank, 1923-1953

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Hank Williams (b. September 17, 1923, Mt. Olive, AL–d. January 1, 1953, Oak Hill, WV) was an American singer-songwriter. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously).

Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams relocated to Georgiana with his family, where he met Rufus Payne. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists and have been hits in various genres, and he has been cited as a key musical influence on Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

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creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. Hank Williams, The Show He Never Gave / by Maynard Collins, 1982 - production photos. University of Guelph
referencedIn Nash, Murray;. Oral history interview with Murray Nash; 1999 June 2; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave / by Maynard Collins, 1979 - program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Stewart, Jimmy. Hank Williams collection, 1948-1955. Alabama Department of Archives and History
contributorOf HANK WILLIAMS, JR./ JEANNE PRUETT United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Hank Williams scrapbook and clippings, 1952-ca. 1975. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Louisiana hayride, collection, 1904-2006, 1922-circa 1989 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives (University of Guelph). Hank Williams, The Show he Never Gave / by Maynard Collins ; directed by Paul Thompson, 1982 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection song folios, circa 1882-1983. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Owen, Jim, 1941-;. Oral history interview with Jim Owen; 1977 December 20; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
contributorOf HANK WILLIAMS JR./ BOBBY G. RICE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Kent, Joey. Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006 (bulk 1922-circa 1989 ). Library of Congress
referencedIn Tubb, Barry, 1963-. Tubb, Barry, theater script, 1996. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Stewart, Robert, Mrs. Hank Williams collection, ca.1950-1978. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Holmes, Clent;. Oral history interview with Clent Holmes; 1997 August 13; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave - resservations sheet, daily advance sales report, box office weekly summary sheet, 1982. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave, 1982 - posters. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. Hank Williams The Show He Never Gave, 1981 - posters. University of Guelph
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists R-Z). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Rose, Wesley;. Oral history interview with Wesley Rose; 1985 October 30; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Bob Pinson. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor's Conference (68th : 2003 : Phoenix, Ariz.). Proceedings [videorecording]. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
referencedIn Carmichael, Emmett B. Pamphlets vertical file--persons, [ca.1835]-[ca.1835]- Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. Hank Williams : The Show He Never Gave, 1982. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Holmes, Clent; person
associatedWith Kent, Joey. person
associatedWith Nash, Murray; person
associatedWith Owen, Jim, 1941-; person
associatedWith Rose, Wesley; person
associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor's Conference (68th : 2003 : Phoenix, Ariz.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stewart, Jimmy. person
associatedWith Stewart, Robert, Mrs. person
associatedWith Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. corporateBody
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associatedWith Theatre Passe Muraille Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tubb, Barry, 1963- person
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West Virginia WV US
Alabama AL US
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Birth 1923-09-17

Death 1953-01-01

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