Waylon Jennings

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced ˈwlən ˈɛnɪŋz; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. His first band was The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first recording session, of "Jole Blon" and "When Sin Stops (Love Begins)". Holly hired him to play bass. In Clear Lake, Iowa, Jennings gave up his seat on the ill-fated flight that crashed and killed Holly, J. P. Richardson, and others. The day of the flight was later known as The Day the Music Died. Jennings then worked as a D.J. in Coolidge, Arizona, and Phoenix. He formed a rockabilly club band, The Waylors. He recorded for independent label Trend Records and A&M Records, before succeeding with RCA Victor after achieving creative control.

Age: 64 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Country, outlaw country, country rock, progressive country


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2002 Saddle Rash -
2000 18 Wheels of Justice John Murdocca
1999 The Long Kill Tobey Naylor
1997 The Angry Beavers Balladeer
1994 Maverick Man with Concealed Guns
1987 Married with Children Ironhead Haynes
1986 Stagecoach Hatfield
1985 Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird Truck Driver
1985 All American Cowboy -
1981 The Oklahoma City Dolls Wayne Doak
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard The Balladeer, The Balladeer , Himself



I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash. He`s the biggest. He`s like an Elvis in this business, but no, he`s never been the rebel.


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