The story behind “Pancho & Lefty”

Back in 1983 I bought a 1972 Ford Maverick with 125,000 miles on it. I bought it for $325, and with very little gap in its corroded spark plugs it ran cool and got 31 miles per gallon. It only had an AM radio in it, and as a result of that I learned about the song “Pancho & Lefty,” performed by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

It turns out that Townes Van Zandt is the writer of that song, and in this video he tells about how Billy Graham and the Maharaji helped Pancho & Lefty come into being: