This Day In Music History

One year ago today we lost singer-songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston. Johnston’s earnest and almost childlike songs won him a legion of devoted fans, including Kurt Cobain who described him as the “best songwriter on Earth.” The 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston detailed Johnston’s lifelong battle with bi-polar disorder and how it effected his music and art. Here is a great short set from Johnston for the NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert series.

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