Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas Legend and “Mr. Bojangles” Writer, Dies at 78

His 1973 album ¡Viva Terlingua! is a classic

Jerry Jeff Walker, the songwriter and performer who long embodied Texas music, died Friday (October 23) of lung cancer. He was 78. In addition to writing and recording the modern classic “Mr. Bojangles,” Walker is often celebrated for his 1973 landmark album, ¡Viva Terlingua!, which captured the spirit of a live concert in a Texas dance hall.

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