top of page
  • Zina

Hank Williams: a generational icon?

Interesting random cultural thought of the week.

Background: I'm listening to some digitized recordings from my Daddy's dozens of old cassette tapes. Thanks to a young cousin in the media industry.

The first one, chosen at random, has a 20 minute - what we would call today - infomercial. The ad is for a Hank Williams biography called "The Legend" released in 1972, 19 years after his death.

Did you know that 23,000 attended Hank's funeral? Or that 60,000 attended the unveiling of his monument a year later?

It struck me how similar this infomercial was to our own Facebook posts when we remember beloved artists and sports figures.

It made me wonder, was Hank Williams' death the "Woodstock" for the Korean War generation?

15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Systems thinking - TexanAgain style

Spoiler alert: this post is not a "call to action" nor is it going to be interesting to everyone. It is literally, "just what I was thinking about today." A Facebook friend speculated about a medical

"Thinking outside the box" sounds downright sedentary

This post first appeared in my old Blog "On Being Fair" in February of 2015. I just saw a post on Facebook where someone said they were most proud of their ability to "think outside the box." I'm para


bottom of page