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Country Outlaw Waylon Jennings on the Story of His LIfe

Jennings had sixteen #1 records, won two Grammy's and four Country Music Awards. He's recognized for helping to unify the country music audience. He intermingled the strict country-only traditions with rock and roll. Jennings was Buddy Holly's bass player; he gave his seat up to the Big Bopper on the plane which would crash, killing Holly and others. Jennings' new autobiography is called "Waylon."


Other segments from the episode on October 14, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 14, 1996: Interview with Waylon Jennings; Commentary on the word "rich."


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