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Music of Texas: Austin, Lubbock and other music scenes

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  • Buddy Holly (1936 - 1959)
    Charles Hardin Holley ( Buddy Holly ) was born on September 7, 1936 in the small town of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline Drake Holley. Charles was named after his gran...
  • Hank Williams (1923 - 1953)
    An American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an Ame...
  • Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970)
    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding C...
  • Townes Van Zandt (1944 - 1997)
  • Willie Nelson
    He is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American p...

Genres and Scenes

Austin

Lubbock

Tejano music

Texas Blues

Texas Country Music

Sources

  1. Wikipedia article on Music of Texas