LISTEN: Kristofferson at 84

We celebrate the legend with a scenic trip through his 1970s catalog

Kris Kristofferson illustration from the cover art to 1972’s Border Lord

Today, American music icon Kris Kristofferson turns 84.

But as the singer ventures forth toward the middle of his golden years, there is still nobody who can exude that sense of ageless cool which has come to define this Texas man’s half century on the cutting edge of wandering folk and outlaw country.

As an actor, there wasn’t a more unsung screen star in the 1970s thanks to the way he would command each scene he was in across such classic flicks as Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), the second A Star Is Born (1976), Convoy (1978), Heaven’s Gate (1980) and Blade (1998).

And to honor this day he shares with Todd Rundgren and Meryl Streep, please enjoy this mixtape we put together with a focus on the years 1970 to 1979.

 

Ron Hart

Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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