Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Hank Williams Jr.: Hank William Jr. and Friends

John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 8 April 1976

LAST AUGUST, on a hunting trip near the Great Divide at Missoula, Montana, the recently divorced Hank Williams Jr. fell 500 feet down a mountainside, peeling off most of his face. He was in critical condition for six days, has since undergone major surgery several times and has still more ahead of him. Three months later, his mother, the legendary Audrey Williams, died. Hank Jr. came to the funeral looking, as one writer described him, "like death itself." The fires of the ghoulish Hank Williams legend were stoked as high as they'd been in 25 years.

Total word count of piece: 817


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.