Today’s birthday celebrator is none other than country music’s legendary scion, Hank Williams, Jr., who was born May 26th, 1949. Most of you know him as the long-time opener to the popular “Monday Night Football” television program (1989-2011). However, being that he is the son of the famous yet short-lived Hank Williams, the man known as “Little Bocephus” has certainly staked his claim as a member of country music’s upper echelon.
He has posted 37 releases (since 1964) and is a winner of countless awards (Emmys, Country Music Awards and Grammys), which was not really brought on by his father’s “presence” in the musical industry (his father died when Hank, Jr. was four). As such, he relied on his own personal talent in the aspects of songwriting and singing, as that was something that he had inherited from his father.
A wonderful composer and musician, his birthday twins include; late “cowboy” actor John Wayne (1907-1979), late actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994), late actor James Arness (1923-2011), late musician Miles Davis (1926-1991), late social pariah Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011), sports commentator Brent Musberger (1939) and Fleetwood Mac vocalist (and talented solo artist) Stevie Nicks was born in 1948.
African-American actress Pam Grier (1949), late astronaut Sally Ride (1951-2012), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), singing sensation Lenny Kravitz (1964), actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966) and R & B songstress Lauryn Hill was born in 1975.
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