Kristoffer Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night", all of which were hits for other artists. Kristofferson composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country
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Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to...
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Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is a Scottish actor, musician, and writer. He is known for writing country songs for other people or singing them himself.
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Kristofferson is the first album by Kris Kristofferson, released in April 1970 on Monument Records. It was re-released under the title Me and Bobby McGee in 1971 immediately following the success of Janis Joplin's interpretation of that song and the success of Kristofferson's second album, The Silver Tongued Devil and I. It became a hit upon re-release. In 2001, the album was re-released on CD with four bonus tracks. Many of the songs on the album were already hits as they had been recorded by o
By 1970, Kristofferson, who had turned his back on a military career to pursue songwriting much to the dismay of his family, had made a name for himself within Nashville’s artist community. In 1966, Dave Dudley had a successful single with the Kristofferson-penned "Viet Nam Blues", and in 1969 his song "From the Bottle to the Bottom" was recorded by Billy Walker and it made the country Top 20. In 1969, Roger Miller was the first artist to officially release a version of "Me and Bobby ...
Kristofferson had released a single in 1967 on Epic Records called "Golden Idol/Killing Time", which was unsuccessful, and it was not until he played several of his best songs to producer Fred Foster that the idea for an LP came about. In Stephen Miller's 2008 book Kristofferson: The Wild American, Foster recalls: He was real nervous; he didn’t fancy himself as much of a singer. He was finding confidence in himself as a writer. I think he basically knew he was a great writer, but he hadn ...
All songs by Kris Kristofferson except as noted. "Blame It on the Stones" – 2:46 "To Beat the Devil" – 4:43 "Me and Bobby McGee" – 4:23 "Best of All Possible Worlds" – 3:01 "Help Me Make It Through the Night" – 2:24 "The Law Is for Protection of the People" – 2:40 "Casey's Last Ride" – 3:37 "Just the Other Side of Nowhere" – 3:39 "Darby's Castle" – 3:19 "For the Good Times" – 3:25 "Duvalier's Dream" – 2:58 "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" – 4:34 Bonus tracks from the CD ...
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Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (née Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Army Air Corps officer (later a U.S. Air Force Major General). His paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden, while his mother had English, Scots-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry. Kristofferson's paternal grandfather was an officer in the Swedish Army. When Kristoffer was a child, his father pushed him towards a military career.
After leaving the Army in 1965, Kristofferson moved to Nashville. He worked at a variety of odd jobs while struggling for success in music, burdened with medical expenses resulting from his son's defective esophagus. He and his wife soon divorced. He got a job sweeping floors at Columbia Studios in Nashville. There he met Johnny Cash, who initially accepted some of Kristofferson's songs, but chose not to use them. During Kristofferson's janitorial stint for Columbia, Bob Dylan recorded his la...
For the next few years, Kristofferson focused on acting. He appeared in Blume in Love (directed by Paul Mazursky) and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (directed by Sam Peckinpah). He continued acting, in Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Convoy, (another Sam Peckinpah film which was released in 1978), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Vigilante Force, a film based on the Yukio Mishima novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, and A Star Is Born (with Barbra Streisand),...
After his singing success in the early 70s, Kristofferson met singer Rita Coolidge. They married in 1973 and released an album titled Full Moon, another success buoyed by numerous hit singles and Grammy nominations. However, his fifth album, Spooky Lady's Sideshow, released in 1974, was a commercial failure, setting the trend for most of the rest of his career. Artists such as Ronnie Milsap and Johnny Duncan continued to record Kristofferson's material with much success, but his distinctively...
Kristofferson has been married three times and has eight children. In 1960, Kristofferson married his high-school sweetheart Frances (Fran) Beer. They had two children, a daughter, Tracy, and a son, Kris, before divorcing in 1969. Afterwards, Kristofferson dated Janis Joplin, not long before her death, before dating Barbra Streisand. In a 1983 "Rolling Stone" interview, Joan Baez said that she and Kristofferson had had a brief fling somewhere around 1970–71. In 1973, he married singer Rita Coolidge and together they had one child, Casey Kristofferson. They divorced in 1980. In 1983, he married Lisa Meyers and together they have five children—son Jesse Turner, son Jody Ray, son Johnny Robert, daughter Kelly Marie and son Blake Cameron. Kristofferson wrote a portion of the I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt book. Kristofferson had said that he woul...
Bernhardt, Jack. (1998). "Kris Kristofferson". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 286–7.
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Kristofferson had become the toast of Nashville in the early 1970s, with the massive success of compositions including "For the Good Times", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Morning Coming Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night", among many others.
Apr 01, 2020 · Kris Kristofferson and his earlier ‘bad boy’ days. The famed actor and singer Kris Kristofferson was into wrong things in the 1970s. He used to do heavy drinking and was into drugs. The country music legend also had a string of sexual escapades. In 1998, he revealed in an interview to People magazine:
Kris Kristofferson, Zelt-Musik-Festival 2017 Freiburg, Německo Kristoffer Kristofferson nebo také Kris Kristofferson ( 22. června 1936 , Brownsville Texas ) je americký zpěvák , textař a hudební skladatel v žánru country music , a filmový herec.
Kris Kristofferson (Brownsville, 22 de Junho de 1936) é um cantor, compositor e ator estadunidense. Tem como parceiros musicais vários artistas country famosos na capital estadunidense desse gênero musical: Johnny Cash, Shel Silverstein e Fred Foster, dentre outros.