Alex Massie

Happy Birthday Willie!

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I'm indebted to Rod Dreher for the reminder that Willie Nelson celebrates his 75th birthday today. And there was me thinking he'd been around for longer than that. Here he is with that other great survivor Merle Haggard, singing the classic Pancho and Lefty:

In 2003 Reason named Willie one of its 35 Heroes of Freedom.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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