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Waylon Jennings
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Age 64
Birthday 15 June, 1937
Birthplace Littlefield, Texas, USA
Died 13 February, 2002
Place of Death Chandler, Arizona, USA
Height 6' ½" (184 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame Country, outlaw country, country rock, progressive country
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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, Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson. 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.

Filmography

176 Credits »
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 -
1985 USA for Africa: We Are the World Waylon Jennings
1981 The Oklahoma City Dolls Wayne Doak

Songs

1,133 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
2 Me And Bobby Mcgee 1905
3 Dream Baby
4 Crying 1964
5 Abilene
6 Ride Me Down Easy 1999
7 Brown Eyed Handsome Man 1970
8 Burning Memories 2009
9 Burning Memories
10 Big Mamou 1964
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

35 Quotes »

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.

Awards

1 Award »
Nominated for 1 Award | Won 1

In The News

48 Stories »

Lists

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