RIP Lee Hazlewood

NPR : Lee Hazlewood: Writer Gave Music Biz the ‘Boots’

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.

Join us tomorrow when Grateful Dread Public Radio pays tribute to Lee Hazlewood during the 11 am Eastern hour of GDread Sunrise.