This is a new segment that we are starting called “This Day In History.” We just picked a few tidbits of history that might interest our readers.
- In 1979 actor John Wayne dies of cancer.
- 1949 Hank Williams Sr. makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.
- 1963 University of Alabama desegregated.
- 1967 Six Day War Ends.
It is always great to watch live performances, but performances with Hank Williams Sr. are extra special because they are rare. Hank Sr. died young but in those short years he gave us more music than any present artist has in the same timeline. What would Hank have been like if he lived longer? Would the star burn out, reinvent himself, or retire from the business? From what we know of Hank Sr, he certainly would not retire.