Jerry Jeff Walker on Austin City Limits "Mr. Bojangles"

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    There was a palpable sense of liberation, both in the audience and on the stage.

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March 16, 1942 — October 23, 2020

Jerry Jeff Walker, the hard-living New York native who became an icon of Texas music, has died at 78. Walker passed away on Friday, October 23, due to complications from throat cancer. He was at his home in Austin until an hour before passing away at Dell Seton Medical Center.