1958 to 2002
June 15, 1937 in Littlefield
February 13, 2002
Littlefield, Texas, United States
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced /ËˆweÉªlÉ™n ËˆdÊ’ÉªnÉªnz/; 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. He formed a band, 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. During the "Winter Dance Party Tour," in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered a plane to arrive at the next venue. Jennings gave up his seat in the plane to J. P.