Born: July 9, 1929 in Mannford, Okla.
Died: Aug. 4, 2007
Lee Hazlewood moved to Port Neches, Texas at an early age and graduated from Port Neches High School. He attended Southern Methodist University until army draft took him to Korea.
After army service became a deejay in Tucson, Arizona. He began songwriting, recording, and producing other artist’s hits, moving from Tucson to Phoenix to Philadelphia, and finally to Los Angeles. He had hits with artists such as Duane Eddy and teen idols Dino, Desi, and Billy. He also wrote the song “Houston” for Dean Martin in 1965.
He wrote and produced "These Boots Are Made For Walkin" and sang duets with Nancy Sinatra. Hazlewood had a distinctive baritone voice that added a resonance to his music. His collaborations with Nancy Sinatra as well as his solo output in the late 1960s and early 1970s have been praised as an essential contribution to a sound often described as "cowboy psychedelia".