William “Lum” York

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William “Lum” York

Birth
Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Aug 2004 (aged 85)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 18
Memorial ID 9352202 · View Source
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County Musician, Comedian. From 1944 to 1949 he was the bass player/comedian with the great country music legend Hank Williams Sr. He performed at many venues as a member of Williams' Drifting Cowboy Band, including the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana. He went on to perform with other musicians, including Lefty Frizzell, George Morgan and Marty Robbins. In the 60s and 70s, he was a regular every Friday and Saturday night at the Old South Jamboree in Walker, Louisiana. He entertained many at numerous festivals throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In 1999, he was a special guest at the opening of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, where a display case exhibits the bass fiddle and comedy clothing from his days with Williams. He made history in the summer of 2002, when he became the only person to have performed on stage with four members of the Williams' family: Hank Sr., Hank Jr., Hank III and Jett.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rustie Grant Teal
  • Added: 22 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9352202
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Lum” York (16 Nov 1918–15 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9352202, citing Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .