Hank Thompson

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by Hank Thompson

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Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA, d. 6 November 2007, Keller, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Thompson, as a young boy, was fond of records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. He first learned the harmonica and then his parents gave him a guitar for his tenth birthday. He also played Hawaiian guitar, learned conjuring tricks and had a ventriloquist’s doll. With his range of talents, he was a popular performer at Saturday morning stage shows in Waco. In 1942, he... Read more

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