"I don't want to be a star, I wants to be a legend!" — from the film "Blaze." Blaze Foley was born in Marfa, Texas. But Michael David Fuller was born in Malvern, Arkansas, on Dec. 18, 1949. Fuller liked country star Red Foley's name, so much he nearly chose Blue Foley as a stage name before he came up with Blaze. Foley's songs have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett and John Prine, among others, and the songwriter himself has been the subject of songs by Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and beyond. Years after the Hot Spring County native's murder, Blaze Foley's songs and persona continue to be inspiring to other artists. [content-1] But before he was Blaze, Michael Fuller got his musical...
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Who was Blaze Foley?