Cocker, long known as a huge fan of Hazlewood, told NME.COM: “Lee Hazlewood had the deepest voice known to man (& I mean that in all senses of the word). He was also a fantastic songwriter & producer & storyteller.
“They don’t make ’em like Lee anymore – maybe they never did. Listen & learn.”
Yesterday Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie described Hazlewood as “a motherfucker of a songwriter and a great producer too,” while Hawley, a close friend, said: “Ironically Lee Hazlewood was overlooked in his life but we’ll desperately miss him a lot more than we realise.”
A full obituary is on NME.COM [url=https://www.nme.com/news/lee-hazlewood/30133]now.
Meanwhile send your memories and tributes for Hazlewood to firstname.lastname@example.org with Lee as the subject and we’ll print the best.