Townes Van Zandt bio

Birth Name: John Townes Van Zandt

Occupation: Country Singer

Place Of Birth: Fort Worth

Date Of Birth: March7, 1944

Date Of Death: January 1, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Townes Van Zandt was born on the 7th of March, 1944. He was known for being a Country Singer. Outlaw country singer and songwriter who released “If I Needed You,” “To Live Is to Fly,” and “No Place to Fall.” He has been covered by artists like Andrew Bird and Gillian Welch .

Townes Van Zandt was born in Fort Worth. He started playing guitar at age twelve and was diagnosed with manic depression in his teen years. While attending the University of Houston for a short time, he took drugs and suffered mental breakdowns. There was a 2006 film released called Be Here to Love Me, which was based on his musical career and life as an alcoholic and drug-user.

Townes Van Zandt was a Pisces and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Townes Van Zandt was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

John Townes Van Zandt is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Townes Van Zandt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Townes Van Zandt’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Townes Van Zandt kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Townes Van Zandt was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:John Townes Van Zandt
AGE GENERATION:Baby Boomers Generation
DEATH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Townes Van Zandt was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Townes Van Zandt was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Townes Van Zandt had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Townes Van Zandt’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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