That, plus an escape from the local prison where he was awaiting trial, landed him a year sentence in San Quinton State Prison in California. While in prison, he turned his life around and was paroled after serving less than three years.
He decided to focus on a career in country music and never looked back. That was By the end of the decade, Haggard was arguably the biggest star in country music.
His classic "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" topped the charts in , and he later scored three 1 songs in a row in One of those songs was "Okie From Muskogee," a direct attack on the liberal political views of the hippie movement, and further polarized the country during the tumultuous Vietnam War.
From that point on, Haggard has gone on to have a myriad of country and crossover hits, and continues writing, recording and touring today.
Bennink is represented by Amsterdam's Galerie Espace, and has been the subject of several one-man shows, including one at the Gemeente Museum in the Hague in By the late sixties he was a member of the Joseph Holbrooke Trio, Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Music Improvisation Company which later became the amorphous Company under his leadership.
These groups were at the birth and center of the British free-jazz scene. This only suggests that somehow the music Derek made was so individualistic that it failed to communicate anything beyond personal expression.
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Air Mail Special
On the phone: What you doing Han? I'm practising. Of course. Me too.
Derek Bailey & Han Bennink - Post Improvisation II - Air Mail Special ← Cafe OTO
And this is what we got. Han's notes from the CD insert below. You may also like.