Kris Kristofferson

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Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

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Rolling Stone Magazine loves Kris Kristofferson.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.19.10 @ 19:26pm


Kristofferson has been on this kick a long time. Go back and letsin to his Christian Soldiers.

Posted by Ronan on Monday, 02.13.12 @ 12:28pm


Janis Joplin's posthumous hit, Me and Bobby McGee was actually a cover of a Kris Kristofferson song. The two were dating not too long before her death.

Kris Kristofferson is responsible for the discovery of John Prine and Steve Goodman. He was playing at a club in Chicago were Steve Goodman was also playing. Paul Anka met up with Kristofferson after playing at another club in Chicago. He heard Steve Goodman and said he would pay his plane fare to New York. Steve told them that if you think I'm good you have to hear my friend, John Prine. So he called John and they went to the club John Prine was playing at and Paul Anka agreed to pay for his plane fare to New York too.

Kris Kristofferson also helped them both out. He tried to pitch Steve's City of New Orleans to Johnny Cash who passed on it because he didn't want to be known as the guy who sang only train songs. Johnny Cash did eventually record it after Arlo Guthrie had a hit with it.

Posted by Zuzu on Monday, 01.26.15 @ 15:20pm


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