Jerry Jeff Walker
American country music singer and songwriter. He was a leading figure in the outlaw country music movement. He was best known for having written the 1968 song “Mr. Bojangles”.
1972, he released an album, titled simply “Jerry Jeff Walker,” which featured an acclaimed version of “L.A. Freeway,” a staple of the Southwestern songwriting canon written by Guy Clark.
Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. He died of the disease on October 23, 2020, at a hospital in Austin, Texas. He was 78.