SteveAudio: RIP Lee Hazelwood: Songwriter, producer and singer Lee Hazlewood - best known for the No. 1 hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" -
August 7, 2007

SteveAudio:

RIP Lee Hazelwood:

Songwriter, producer and singer Lee Hazlewood - best known for the No. 1 hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - has died after a long battle with cancer.

The 78-year-old music-industry veteran spent most of his career writing or producing hits for others, while his own records lampooned the business. In fact, Hazlewood became legendary for his independence and for his disdain for the industry - an attitude that earned him the adoration of a later generation of rock musicians that includes Nick Cave and Sonic Youth.

What not everyone knows about Hazlewood is his contribution to guitar rock. He worked with Duane Eddy on several of Eddy's early guitar hits like "Rebel Rouser".  Read on...

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