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 one 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
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Townes Van Zandt (7 Mar 1944–1 Jan 1997), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9618, citing Dido Cemetery, Dido, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .