Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt

Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Jan 1997 (aged 52)
Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Dido, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Van Zandt family plot to the left of the entrance
Memorial ID 9618 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Fort Worth Texas, he was a country western guitarist, singer and songwriter. He began his career in the late 1960s, as a Nashville session player and released several albums to include "Townes Van Zandt", "Our Mother the Mountain" and "Delta Momma Blues". As a song writer he was best known for writing the songs "If I Needed You", "For The Sake Of The Song" and "Pancho and Lefty" a number hit for Willie Nelson in 1983. He died in Tennessee, at the age of 52.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 31 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9618
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Townes Van Zandt (7 Mar 1944–1 Jan 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9618, citing Dido Cemetery, Dido, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .