It was on New Year's Day 1953 that Hank was found dead in the back seat of a car that was to take him to do a show in Canton, Ohio--although there is lots of specualtion that he actually died several hours before on New Years Eve 1952.
This 1952 video was from The Kate Smith Show on NBC and featured several GRAND OLE OPRY acts including Roy Acuff and June Carter. You can hear the influence he had on all the Rockabillies to come after
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