Nelson, Willie

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Nelson, Willie Gender: M
Willie Hugh Nelson
born on 30 April 1933 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Abbott, Texas, 31n53, 97w04
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°28' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 22°08'

Willie Nelson : just before midnight on 29th, based on interview with Amy Goodman - natal chart (Placidus)
Willie Nelson : just before midnight on 29th, based on interview with Amy Goodman
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
natal chart with Whole Sign houses
Alternative birthtime
just before midnight on 29th, based on interview with Amy Goodman
Date 29 April 1933 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Abbott, TX (US), 31n53, 97w04
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°26' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°18 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°39'

Willie Nelson


American singer, songwriter and actor who has done over 200 albums, a dozen movies and numerous TV specials. He is a perennial Grammy award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and president and co-founder of Farm Aid.

The second of two kids, Willie and his older sister Bobbie were raised by their paternal grandparents on a small farm. His parents left when he was three. Raised in the church with gospel music, granddad bought him a Stella guitar when he was six. He won a singing contest at age nine and joined a polka band the year after.

After service in the Air Force, Willie attended Baylor University. He was a disc jockey in 1956 and cut his first record, selling copies to his listeners in Vancouver, WA. After moving to Nashville in 1960, singing dates were few and in order to pay the rent and buy food, Willie started to sell his songs. His first break as a writer was Patsy Cline's recording of "Crazy" in August 1961. His Grand Ole Opry debut was 28 November 1964. Discouraged, he purchased a pig farm, but gave up when a fire destroyed the house on 23 December 1970.

"Red Headed Stranger" was his first gold album, 1975. He had the first platinum country album and multi-platinum albums during three different years and over 20 No.1 hits including "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and "On The Road Again." He received Grammy Awards in 1975, 1978, 1980, 1982 and a Grammy Legend Award in 1990. His film debut was in 1979 in "The Electric Horseman." Willie published his autobiography June 1984.

His heart went out to the plight of small farmers and in 1985 he founded Farm Aid with Neil Young and John Mellencamp to help save struggling farmers from foreclosure. He used his concerts to raise more than $14 million dollars for the organization in the following 12 years and he received a Humanitarian Award.

Willy himself had major problems with the IRS. A former business manager did not file taxes from 1975 to 1982, leaving his finances in a state of ruin. The IRS seized 22 of his properties for back taxes owed of $16 million. When agents raided and locked down his properties on 9 November 1990, he had known they were coming after him but did not hide any assets. He had already negotiated with the government to whittle his $32 million bill down to $16.7 million. Many of his personal items were purchased to go into a museum and some were returned to him by friends. Farmers gave donations to purchase his Texas property and he was allowed to keep his home in Hawaii. With some wrangling from his attorney the IRS became Willie's partner in the music business. He recorded an album that was advertised on TV with the phone number 1-800-IRS-TAPE. Willie's attorney convinced the IRS to back him in suing Price Waterhouse, Willie's accountants, for giving him illegal financial advice leading to the original unpaid IRS debt of $2 million in 1975-1978. The suit was settled and the IRS was paid in 1993.

Wearing old corduroys, boots, tee shirt, red bandanna and braids, his 5'9" frame may not be much to look at, but his eyes are mesmerizing. Known as a "hot singin', hard drinkin' performer," Willie plays about 200 dates per year. With other artists he has recorded an album, "Hempilation" to raise awareness for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Nelson has been married four times. He met first wife Martha Matthews in 1952. They were married in their teens and had three children, Lana on 11 November 1953, Susie on 20 January 1957 and Billy on 21 May 1958 (who committed suicide 25 December 1991, almost two years to the day after his mother died). With his second wife, Shirley Collie, he had no kids and divorced after ten years. His third marriage to Connie, whom he met in 1968, lasted 19 years and they had two kids, Paula Carlene on 17 October 1969 and Amy on 6 July 1973, but Connie divorced him when she opened the maternity bill for a child of his by another woman. He cheated on all three wives. His fourth wife, makeup artist Ann D'Angelo (born 1960), is the woman that sent the maternity bill for their son Lucas, born on 25 December 1988. They had another son, Jacob on 25 April 1990. They were married on 16 September 1991.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Cherry, Don (born 11 January 1924). Notes: Collaborated on three music albums
  • associate relationship with Gimble, Johnny (born 30 May 1926). Notes: Music partnership
  • associate relationship with Lynn, Loretta (born 14 April 1932). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Parton, Dolly (born 19 January 1946). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Simpson, Jessica (born 10 July 1980). Notes: Music collaborators and co-stars on "Dukes of Hazzard"
  • associate relationship with Talley, Gary (born 17 August 1947). Notes: Music collaborators
  • friend relationship with Bush, Johnny (born 17 February 1935)


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 11 November 1953 (Daughter Lana born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 20 January 1957 (Daughter Susie born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 May 1958 (Son Billy born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1960 (Moved to Nashville)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 28 November 1964 (Grand Ole Opry debut)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 17 October 1969 (Daughter Paula born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Trauma from Nature 23 December 1970 (Ranch house destroyed by fire)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 July 1973 (Daughter Amy born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1975 (First gold album "Redheaded Stranger")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (Film debut "The Electric Horseman")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released June 1984 (Released his autobiography)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Start Business 1985 (Founded "Farm Aid" with two others singers)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 25 December 1988 (Son Lucas born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 25 April 1990 (Son Jacob born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Lose significant money November 1990 (Back taxes of $16 million)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Lose significant money 9 November 1990 (IRS raided and locked down properties)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 16 September 1991 (Third marriage Ann D'Angelo)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Child 25 December 1991 (Son Billy commits suicide)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Lose significant money 1993 (IRS paid)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts gives 12-30 pm on 30 April. (Penfield gave 1:40 AM CST from L. Foster, "Willie Nelson Family Album."); Tim Rubald quoted Nelson in an interview with Amy Goodman giving his birth date as April 29, 1933 in Abbott, TX. However PT notes that the Texas birth index does indeed give April 30,1933.

Sy Scholfield quotes an interview by Amy Goodman who writes "Music legend Willie Nelson turns 80 today. A lot of websites say it’s the 30th, tomorrow, but we talked to his wife Annie; she said he was born just before midnight, the doctor recorded it after midnight, so legally it’s the 30th, but really it’s the 29th."

On 2 August 2013, Scholfield published the birth certificate which has 12.30 AM on 30 April.

Starkman rectified to 29 April 1933 23.23.24 CST


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Long, in two braids)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age three when parents left)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two, older sister)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Raised by paternal grandparents)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Numerous)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (IRS challenges, back taxes)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Concerts and benefits for Farm Aid)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Air Force)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Tried pig ranching)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Numerous)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Country Music Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Humanitarian Award)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession