Lee Hazlewood - Wikipedia
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His private office had blackout blinds and he liked to turn up for work around midday. One morning he came in early and found Thacker already at his desk.
Horrified, Hazlewood ordered him to take the rest of the day off. And I'd never seen anyone with a moustache like that. He was very Texan.
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He was very sweet and embracing of us: LHI signed artists at such a rate that even the staff couldn't keep track. They're gonna make you invisible too! Hazlewood's approach was to record singles as quickly and cheaply as possible and hope some of them took off.
It was challenging, especially when you're the only girl who's doing that. Mark Pickerel It was a well-oiled machine but it wasn't producing the goods. The only signing who went on to bigger things was country-rock pioneer Gram Parsonswho left the International Submarine Band after their Hokom-produced album to join the Byrds.
Hazlewood, who never liked Parsons, was so enraged that he sued to have the singer's vocals removed from the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
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He was just as controlling when Hokom received an offer to meet the Beatles he hated them, too in New York to discuss producing artists on their new Apple label.
No," says Honey Ltd's Joan Glasser. He was a survivor. He rolled with everything. They made you feel like a human being.
They became lifelong friends. I miss him a lot.
Hokom had finally had enough and walked. By that point Hazlewood had tax problems, his teenage son was almost old enough for the Vietnam draft, and LHI was dying anyway, so Sweden looked like the perfect escape route.
He spent the rest of the decade there, making increasingly strange records and films with Axelman. Was Thacker surprised by the move?
Notoriously, he instructed Nancy to sing it "like a year-old girl who fucks truck drivers. They changed the story to 16, but I said He was protective, but not that kind of protective. We never had problem one. Unique fusions of country, widescreen pop and psychedelia, songs such as Sugar Town about swallowing LSD-soaked sugar cubes and Some Velvet Morning featured some of the most risque lyrics of the era, cloaked in just enough enigma to fool the censors.
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Cos I gotta tell people. One ex-girlfriend, Suzi Jane Hokom, claimed it was about her, but Hazlewood insists it was a composite, and that it was more storytelling than autobiography.
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Over the following years, rumours abounded that Hazlewood had gone mad or, implausibly, become a monk. In fact, he built a career in Swedish television, winning the Golden Rose at Montreux one year, and moved around a lot. He currently lives in Phoenix with his second wife because Arizona doesn't have state income tax.
He also raised a daughter, Samantha, now 22 his elder son and daughter were brought up by their mother after her divorce from Hazlewood in the s. When I mention one music monthly's report that Samantha was adopted, storm clouds gather.
And whether she was adopted or I found her on the street or I hatched her in an egg in the back of a dinosaur is nobody's business but mine. Talking about Samantha's daughter Phaedra the name comes from the lyrics of Some Velvet Morninghe glows with grand-fatherly affection and hands me a book by his son Mark, currently a big hit on the conspiracy-theory circuit.
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When he was 36, he recorded a song called My Autumn's Done Come. Now, he says, "My winter is rushing in fast," and his ambitions are simple. An hour later, he came over and said, 'Lee, I'm glad to hear that you guys are going to be working together,' and left. We lowered her singing about two keys. I made her sound like a tough little broad.Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood-Summer Wine
I wanted her to sing like a year-old girl who screwed truck drivers. With just their second single together, she had one of the biggest hits of the s, These Boots Are Made For Walking, a song Hazlewood had intended for a male vocalist until Nancy overheard him working on it and demanded that she sing it. When Reprise talked of pairing her up for some duets, she was equally strong-willed in insisting that her only partner could be Lee.
Hazlewood had accidentally made his vocal debut with 's Trouble Is A Lonesome Town album, a gruffly narrated song cycle that he'd recorded as a demo, but which was released under his own name.
The kitschy combination of the "tough little broad" and his own bassy, world-weary, thirtysomething persona proved every bit as irresistible as Boots, the sound fusing the musical tastes of Hazlewood's parents: The songs' thinly veiled drug references and insinuations that theirs was more than a singing partnership were, Hazlewood maintains, part of the fiction.
We made hit records, and she went home and I went home. She'd say, 'Barton writes 'em, I sing 'em.