Published Aug 07, 2007Legendary songwriter Lee Hazlewood passed away in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 4 from a battle with cancer.
The svengali behind much of Nancy Sinatra's success (he wrote and produced nine of her albums), including her 1966 hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Barton Lee Hazlewood was also a cult figure in music, who influenced a range of artists like Elvis Presley, Primal Scream, Courtney Love and Nick Cave, who invited the Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter to perform at his 1999 Meltdown Festival. It's been said he also had a hand in inspiring Phil Spector's songwriting as well as his "wall of sound" production style.
Hazlewood's final recording was last year's critically acclaimed Cake Or Death.
He was 78.