March 16 Birthdays


Ronald Clyde Crosby, better known by his stage name of Jerry Jeff Walker, celebrates a birthday today. Born in Oneonta, New York, and long a part of the Austin scene, he is perhaps best known for writing "Mr. Bojangles." It is also the birthday of Ray Benson, a Philadelphia native who has long been the frontman for iconic Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel, and of Stan Thorn of Shenandoah. Happy birthday to them and to you celebrating with them!

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Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Bojangles