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(Denver Post)   Man who made a lonesome journey with country music legend Hank Williams makes his own lonesome journey   (denverpost.com) divider line 17
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2013-07-02 07:03:01 PM
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you ...
 
2013-07-02 07:29:00 PM
I heard that loo-ooo-oo-onesome whistle blow
 
2013-07-02 07:47:09 PM
Just finished watching "The Last Ride" so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-07-02 07:50:11 PM
So, did hank williams die without the guy realizing it immediately or something? Or, was this one of those "the trip must be finished" situations?
 
2013-07-02 07:57:23 PM

Somaticasual: So, did hank williams die without the guy realizing it immediately or something? Or, was this one of those "the trip must be finished" situations?


They arrived at the in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination of the and alcohol he had drunk on the way from Montgomery to Knoxville. Dr. P.H. Cardwell injected Williams with two shots of that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel, the porters had to carry Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping. At around midnight on January 1, 1953, when they crossed the Tennessee state line and arrived in, Carr stopped at a small all-night restaurant and asked Williams if he wanted to eat. Williams said he did not, and those are believed to be his last words. Carr later drove on until he stopped for fuel at a gas station in, where he realized that Williams was dead. The filling station's owner called the chief of the local police. In Williams' Cadillac the police found some empty beer cans and unfinished handwritten lyrics.
 
2013-07-02 08:02:51 PM

Skarekrough: Somaticasual: So, did hank williams die without the guy realizing it immediately or something? Or, was this one of those "the trip must be finished" situations?

They arrived at the in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination of the and alcohol he had drunk on the way from Montgomery to Knoxville. Dr. P.H. Cardwell injected Williams with two shots of that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel, the porters had to carry Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping. At around midnight on January 1, 1953, when they crossed the Tennessee state line and arrived in, Carr stopped at a small all-night restaurant and asked Williams if he wanted to eat. Williams said he did not, and those are believed to be his last words. Carr later drove on until he stopped for fuel at a gas station in, where he realized that Williams was dead. The filling station's owner called the chief of the local police. In Williams' Cadillac the police found some empty beer cans and unfinished handwritten lyrics.


Ahh, sounds like an eternal hangover :) But a fitting end to a man who lived so many years on the road I suppose.
 
2013-07-02 09:24:29 PM
Christ, subby. You couldn't have worked a car/Carr pun into your headline?
 
2013-07-02 09:42:32 PM

John Buck 41: Christ, subby. You couldn't have worked a car/Carr pun into your headline?


Some people are never happy.

/headline needs nothing but a turn of the keys to start the car.
 
2013-07-02 09:45:36 PM
You don't have to call me 'Mister', Mister;
The whole world called me 'Hank'
 
2013-07-02 09:59:13 PM
I hope Hank III doesn't go out like his granddad did.
 
2013-07-02 10:11:30 PM
RIP David Allan Coe

http://youtu.be/j1IoLMqpRY4
 
2013-07-02 10:47:51 PM
It must be midnight in Montgomery.
 
2013-07-02 10:52:55 PM

thatguyoverthere70: Just finished watching "The Last Ride" so I'm getting a kick...


I tried to watch it, my old man was a huge HW Sr. fan and I thought it would be interesting.  Boring as hell was my determination, I gave up half way through the flick.
 
2013-07-02 11:02:29 PM
" you don't have to call me mister, mister ...."
 
2013-07-02 11:32:45 PM
Skarekrough: Somaticasual: So, did hank williams die without the guy realizing it immediately or something? Or, was this one of those "the trip must be finished" situations?

They arrived at the in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination of the and alcohol he had drunk on the way from Montgomery to Knoxville. Dr. P.H. Cardwell injected Williams with two shots of that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel, the porters had to carry Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping. At around midnight on January 1, 1953, when they crossed the Tennessee state line and arrived in, Carr stopped at a small all-night restaurant and asked Williams if he wanted to eat. Williams said he did not, and those are believed to be his last words. Carr later drove on until he stopped for fuel at a gas station in, where he realized that Williams was dead. The filling station's owner called the chief of the local police. In Williams' Cadillac the police found some empty beer cans and unfinished handwritten lyrics.


Close but not quite, They did stop at a diner but it was still in Knoxville,  also they was pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper when they realized Hank was dead in the back seat, it was near the Knox/Grainger county line on US 11W but nowheres near a state line.
 
2013-07-03 12:17:41 AM

Oldiron_79: Skarekrough: Somaticasual: So, did hank williams die without the guy realizing it immediately or something? Or, was this one of those "the trip must be finished" situations?

They arrived at the in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination of the and alcohol he had drunk on the way from Montgomery to Knoxville. Dr. P.H. Cardwell injected Williams with two shots of that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel, the porters had to carry Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping. At around midnight on January 1, 1953, when they crossed the Tennessee state line and arrived in, Carr stopped at a small all-night restaurant and asked Williams if he wanted to eat. Williams said he did not, and those are believed to be his last words. Carr later drove on until he stopped for fuel at a gas station in, where he realized that Williams was dead. The filling station's owner called the chief of the local police. In Williams' Cadillac the police found some empty beer cans and unfinished handwritten lyrics.

Close but not quite, They did stop at a diner but it was still in Knoxville,  also they was pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper when they realized Hank was dead in the back seat, it was near the Knox/Grainger county line on US 11W but nowheres near a state line.


Actually the diner (Burger Bar) was in Bristol, VA about 10-20 feet from the state line with Bristol, TN. That street is appropriately named State St. What makes the story especially odd is that Bristol, TN/VA is that it is recognized as the Birthplace of Country Music since the first country music recording took place there. Also home to Tennessee Ernie Ford.

/Grew up in Bristol.
// Burger Bar is still open and has been refurbished.
 
2013-07-03 09:38:32 AM
I remember seeing Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave back around '80 or so.

Sneezy Waters was pretty good in the title role.
 
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