About the depth of Kris Kristofferson…
On Monday night, 9/23/19, those on the PBS airwaves and streaming were treated to a glimpse of a musical giant. He stands at almost six feet, speaks in a commanding baritone and has loved poetry since his childhood. This was Part 6 of Ken Burns’ documentary. I believe the best part to date.
Kris Kristofferson was the Texas-born son of a general, an
honor graduate, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford who focused on English literature
and arguably the greatest songwriter of my lifetime. At one point in his life
he was an officer in Vietnam, followed by the recipient of an offer to teach at
West Point. The two most beautiful college campuses I have ever seen are at
Princeton and West Point.
Despite the grandeur of the West Point offer following a
remarkable career, he started at the bottom as a janitor at Columbia Records in
Nashville. Per Ken…
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