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Willie Nelson

Country Musician (born 30-Apr-1933)


Jim Brown. Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger. Kingston, Ontario, Canada: Quarry Music Books. 2001. 219pp.

Lana Nelson Fowler (editor). Willie Nelson Family Album. Amarillo, TX: H. M. Poirot. 1980.

Susie Nelson. Heart Worn Memories: A Daughter's Personal Biography of Willie Nelson. Austin: Eakin Press. 1987. 228pp.

Willie Nelson; with Bud Shrake. I Didn't Come Here, and I Ain't Leaving: The Autobiography of Willie Nelson. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1988. 334pp.

Willie Nelson. The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes. New York: Random House. 2002. 232pp.

Joe Nick Patoski. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life. New York: Little, Brown. 2008. 567pp.

Clint Richmond. Willie Nelson: Behind the Music. Pocket Books. 2000. 144pp.

Graeme Thomson. Willie Nelson: The Outlaw. London: Virgin Books. 2006. 288pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.449)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.513)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1034)

  9. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.364)

  10. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.392)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.531)

  12. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.94)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.501)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Country Music (pp.374-76)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.328)

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