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Townes Van Zandt

AKA John Townes Van Zandt

Born: 7-Mar-1944
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Died: 1-Jan-1997
Location of death: Smyrna, TN
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Dido Cemetery, Dido, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: For the Sake of the Song

Father: Harris Williams Van Zandt (b. 1913, d. 1966)
Mother: Dorothy Townes (d. 1983)
Brother: Bill
Sister: Donna
Wife: Fran Petters (m. 26-Aug-1965, div. 16-Jan-1970, one son)
Son: John Townes ("JT", b. 11-Apr-1969)
Wife: Cindy (m. 1978, div. 10-Feb-1983)
Wife: Jeanene Munselle (m. 14-Mar-1983, div. 2-May-1994, one son, one daughter)
Son: William Vincent (b. 24-Mar-1983)
Daughter: Katie Belle (b. 14-Feb-1992)

    High School: Shattuck School, Faribault, MN
    University: University of Colorado at Boulder (attended 1962-64)
    University: Pre-Law, University of Houston (dropped out)

    AMA Presidents Award 2007
    Shock Treatment 1964 (insulin shock therapy)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Bipolar Disorder

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Selected albums:
For the Sake of the Song (1968)
Our Mother the Mountain (1969)
Townes Van Zandt (1969)
Delta Momma Blues (1971)
High, Low and in Between (1972)
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972)
Flyin' Shoes (1978)
At My Window (1987)
No Deeper Blue (1994)

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