Jerry Jeff Walker

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Jerry Jeff Walker
Walker in 2002
Walker in 2002
Background information
Birth nameRonald Clyde Crosby
Also known asGypsy Songman
Born(1942-03-16)March 16, 1942
Oneonta, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 23, 2020(2020-10-23) (aged 78)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, outlaw country
Occupation(s)Country music artist
InstrumentsElectric guitar
Acoustic guitar
Years active1967–2018
LabelsTried & True Music

Jerry Jeff Walker (born Ronald Clyde Crosby; March 16, 1942 – October 23, 2020)[1] was an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Oneonta, New York. He was best known for his single "Mr. Bojangles", released in 1968.

Walker died on October 23, 2020 from throat cancer-related problems in Austin, Texas at the age of 78.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. McGuire, Jim; Ferris, William (2007). Nashville Portraits: Legends Of Country Music. The Lyons Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-59921-168-8.
  2. "Country & Songwriting Legend Jerry Jeff Walker Has Died", Saving Country Music, October 23, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2020