Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hank Locklin

In September 2008, I emailed Hank's wife Anita, asking if Hank would sign a record if I mailed it to her. Hank was bed-ridden and recovering from a fall, but she said he could probably sign it. Hank passed away five months after signing this album and I wonder if it was the last piece of memorabilia that he signed; you can see from his signature that his condition was rather frail.

At the bottom right you can see where Anita wrote the date on the day that Hank signed the record. Ordinarily I don't like autographs to be dated, but because this may be the latest existing Hank Locklin autograph, I don't mind it's presence.


  1. I would not be surprised if this was the last thing he signed. Again, the story and the written date add to the coolness of this signed cover.

  2. I think the date on this record is an interesting detail, considering that it could have been the last LP that Hank signed.