The kingdom of zydeco is in disarray. Apparently Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco, left no heir? Crawfish Report remembers hearing Clifton Chenier at his favorite honky-tonk, the Corner Bar in Breaux Bridge. That was sometime around 1983. Man, what a beat!. The band also left behind an empty bottle of gin on the bandstand.
Now, on to the juicy news: according to the Daily Advertiser, a suit filed Friday by the heirs of Clifton Chenier against C.J. Chenier in the 15th Judicial District Court alleges, among other things, that the King of Zydeco was medically unable to sire any biological or natural children and therefore C.J. Chenier is not his son. Wow! Embarrassing information released about Clifton 27 years after his death. Apparently Clifton was not that big of a hog for ya….