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The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Van Zandt, Townes
"The Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt lived life to the limit and died absurdly young, leaving behind a legacy ranging from the beautifully heartbreaking, to the darkest of places."
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Which songbird said this of the singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt: "I think of Townes as the greatest folk songwriter that my native state of Texas ever gave birth to. Some of us songwriters are just lyricists, but he was definitely a poet."
Which country music legends dueted for a hit with Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho And Lefty"?
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Don Williams and Johnny Cash
Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker
Hoyt Axton and Porter Wagoner
What was the full name of the Texan music legend Townes Van Zandt?
James Townes Van Zandt
Peter Townes Van Zandt
Paul Townes Van Zandt
John Townes Van Zandt
With which debilitating illness was the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt diagnosed as a student?
Who did Townes Van Zandt describe as the singer who most inspired him?
At the age of 16, the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt was sent to Shattruck Academy, a military school, in Minnesota. Which sport did he particularly excel in?
Which poet gave inspiration to the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What was the initial major taken by the Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt when he enrolled at University of Colorado, in Boulder, in 1962?
20th Century American poetry
What was the name of the folk club the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt played at during his time at University of Colorado?
Townes Van Zandt was part of the burgeoning folk scene in Houston, Texas, where he was befriended by a New York-born blow-in who joined him for some concerts. Who was that New Yorker?
Jerry Jeff Walker
One of the most surreal songs by the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt was the tale of two poker players. What were their names?
Mr Bronze and Mr Dust
Mr Orange and Mr Blue
Mr Silver and Mr Knight
Mr Gold and Mr Mudd
What was the name of the first album recorded by the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
High Low And In Between
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
For The Sake Of The Song
Joe Ely, once dubbed "the heir to Buddy Holly's mantle" received a gift from the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt at their first meeting. What was it?
A funtrivia.com gold membership
A broken guitar string
A copy of his second album
A buckskin jacket
After years of traveling and playing small clubs and bars, the legendary Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt seemed to hit the big time when he played one of the USA's top concert venues. Which one was it?
McCabe's Guitar Shop
Grand Old Opry
In 1972 Townes Van Zandt 'died' twice on his way to hospital after a drugs overdose. Which drug had he OD'd on?
The Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt was a frequent tourer and, like many musicians, saw his share of hotel rooms. What did he like to 'collect' from the rooms he stayed in?
With which painter was the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt said to be obsessed?
In 1996, the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt played what was to be his last ever concert in the USA. Which of these was the venue?
The Cactus, Houston, Texas
The Grand Old Opry, Nashville, Tennessee
The Other End, New York City
Carnegie Hall, New York City
The Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt died on January 1, 1997. That day was the anniversary of the death of one of the giants of Country music. Which one?
What bizarre accident eventually precipitated the death of the Texan singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt?
He fell and cracked his hip
He fell off stage while drunk
He reversed his car into a stop sign while drunk
He was electrocuted by a live microphone
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Compiled Jun 28 12