founder of Criterion Music Corp., which published such hits as Don Ho’s “Tiny Bubbles,” Lee Hazlewood’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ ” and Jackson Browne’s “Doctor My Eyes,” died Wednesday at his home in Encino. He was 99.
Lee Hazlewood, the reclusive songwriter and producer behind a slew of hits by Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in the 1950s and 1960s, including Ms. Sinatra’s No. 1 smash “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” died on Saturday.
Now a biography of Hazlewood entitled Lee ... transatlantic number one hit, These Boots Are Made For Walking, and Some Velvet Morning, on which Lee and Nancy traded semi-classical innuendo. Sinatra recently told BBC Woman’s Hour that Hazlewood.
That yes came in the form of These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (Columbia), a jumbled ... written by the great and weird singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood for Sinatra, who needed a hit and got one that might have been bigger than she wanted.
Lee Hazlewood, who died on Saturday aged 78, was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century pop; most famous as Svengali to Nancy Sinatra, for whom he wrote These Boots Are Made for Walkin', he was also an important influence on Phil Spector's.
It also proved that Sinatra and Hazlewood collaborations were pure magic, a fact writ large on their first collaborative album, 1968's Nancy & Lee. Composed of covers and Hazlewood-penned tunes, Nancy & Lee is a linchpin of horn-driven, off-kilter.
Among the collaborators are Lee Hazlewood (composer of “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”), David Gates (future leader of Bread), and Darlene Love (from Phil Spector’s Crystals). If Eddy seems hopelessly dated today, there’s still no denying the.
Lee Hazlewood (pictured, left), who died Saturday at 78, may be best remembered for his work with Nancy Sinatra (at right) — first, for crafting her breakthrough hit “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” and later, for a haunting series of duets they.
Light in the Attic’s latest batch of Lee Hazlewood releases draws from an era when the producer/singer/songwriter was at the peak of his industry success. The MGM deal he inked after the success of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" gave him the leverage.
Lee Hazlewood, a singer, songwriter and producer who crafted one of the iconic records of the 1960s -- Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin' " -- then abruptly dropped out of sight at the height of his success and became a reclusive cult hero.