Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra’s signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking," died Saturday (Aug. 4) in Henderson, Nev., after a three-year battle with kidney cancer. He was 78.
Hazlewood began his career as a DJ in Coolidge, Ariz., before segueing into writing and recording with guitarist Duane Eddy. By the early 1960s, he had formed his own LHI label, which released the first album from Gram Parsons’ the International Submarine Band. Hazlewood also began releasing his own albums on the imprint.