Music from the US – Waylon Jennings

Waylond Arnold “Waylon” Jennings (born June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, † 13 February 2002 in Chandler, Arizona) was an American country music singer and musician. He was next to Willie Nelson’s one of the most successful singers of the outlaw movement. His surname was Waymore.

1958 he met the Rock n Roll Star Buddy Holly , who just separated from his band The Cricket and searched new band members , he played afterwards the bass guitar in Buddy´s new band. Due to a lucky incident he survived the plane crash from Buddy Holly ,t he Big Bobber and Richie Valns and the other band members , because he gave his place in the accident plane to another band member and took the bus to the next gig.

Later in Nashille  he met Jonny Cash, he shared an appartment  with him  and they became friends and have been later well known as “the Hellraisers”

Here is his song “The Wild Ones ”

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