Townes Van Zandt

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Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
Fort Worth, TX
Death Date
Dec 1, 1997 (53)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
Fort Worth, TX
Death Date
Dec 1, 1997 (53)

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About

Outlaw country singer and songwriter who released "If I Needed You," "To Live Is to Fly," and "No Place to Fall." He has been covered by artists like Andrew Bird and Gillian Welch.

Before Fame

He started playing guitar at age twelve and was diagnosed with manic depression in his teen years. While attending the University of Houston for a short time, he took drugs and suffered mental breakdowns.

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There was a 2006 film released called Be Here to Love Me, which was based on his musical career and life as an alcoholic and drug-user.

Family Life

He was married three times and has three children.

Associated With

He was named an inspiration by singer Neil Young.

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