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Lee Hazlewood

Siw Malmkvist and Lee Hazlewood in 1968
Background information
Birth name Barton Lee Hazlewood
Born (1929-07-09)July 9, 1929
Mannford, Oklahoma, U.S.
Origin Port Neches, Texas, U.S.
Died August 4, 2007(2007-08-04) (aged 78)
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.



record producer



Years active 1958–2006
Associated acts

Nancy Sinatra
Duane Eddy

Nobody heard records of you playing whatever the melody was on those low strings. It worked out good, you know, about 25 or 26 million records later. I guess it worked out alright.
Lee Hazlewood
People think I'm crazy because I travel too much, but I haven't been doing any of that lately because I got a little sick this year and I've tried to take care of it.
Lee Hazlewood
The movie wasn't a hit, although it did well in Europe for some reason.
Lee Hazlewood
Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting, at least if it's in films anyway. Television's a lot faster, but the product… I don't think it's as good as a film.
Lee Hazlewood
You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down. It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me.
Lee Hazlewood
I tell ya, I could have got some more jobs if I'd tried, but I went to Sweden instead.
Lee Hazlewood
Oh no, I'm not a historian or anything like that.
I used to not stutter any. Oh, I did when I was a kid, I stuttered, I had a bad stutter until I was probably between the second and third grade and a guy got rid of it for me.
Lee Hazlewood
So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons was they didn't do them the way I thought was right.
Lee Hazlewood
If it was Europe, I just picked a country that I hadn't been to, but I didn't try to check up on what was going on in the country or anything like that. I just went and had a good time and met a lot of very nice people who are still my friends.
Lee Hazlewood
There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal.
Lee Hazlewood
I just did one movie and there was no career for me, anyway.
So anyway, I really enjoyed the European audiences.
I always liked circuses, so I would have enjoyed that.
I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great.
Lee Hazlewood
When we did that kind of stuff our only rule was… Well, we didn't have any rules, really, but my rule, because I was the drinker of the group, was not at any time of the day before the night we're working.
Lee Hazlewood
Sweden was very nice. I did a lot of television. I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
Lee Hazlewood
The thing I hated about it was that you live in your trailer all the time and then they call you and you do maybe two dozen lines. Then they do that for three hours and you wait and wait and wait, and I don't like waiting.
Lee Hazlewood