Lee Hazlewood Dies

Lee Hazlewood, the songwriter/producer most famous for his work with Nancy Sinatra in the ’60s, died August 4th of cancer.

 Hazlewood, 78, teamed with Sinatra for nine Top 40 singles, including writing and producing "These Boots Are Made For Walkin’."

Later in life he was thought of as sort of a recluse and became a cult figure among alternative musicians.

He appeared in front of a sold-out crowd in 1999 at London’s Royal Festival Hall after being invited by Nick Cave, who was an organizer of the Meltdown Festival.

He released his final solo album in 2006, after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005.