Hiram King "Hank" Williams, (/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; September 17, 1923 – Januar 1, 1953) wis an American sangster-sangwriter an muisicker. Regairdit as ane o the maist signeeficant an influential American sangsters an sangwriters o the 20t century,[2][3] Williams recordit 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Tap 10 o the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, includin 11 that ranked nummer ane (three posthumously).

Hank Williams
Williams in 1951
Background information
Birth nameHiram King Williams
Forby kent as
  • Luke the Drifter
  • The Hillbilly Shakespeare
  • The Singing Kid
  • Timber Snake
Born17 September 1923(1923-09-17)
Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, U.S.
Deid1 Januar 1953(1953-01-01) (aged 29)
Oak Hill, West Virginia, U.S.
  • Sangster-sangwriter
  • muisicker
Years active1937–1952
Associate acts
Wabsteidwww.hankwilliams.com A signature penned in black ink
Williams' signatur

References eedit

  1. Hank Williams Biography – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Retrieved Februar 11, 2015
  2. "Hank Williams". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. "I Saw the Light: Hank Williams' Sixty Years of Influence on American Music". The New School. Retrieved 8 September 2014 – via YouTube.