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Birth name: Waylon Arnold Jennings.
Also known as: Hoss.
Born: June 15, 1937 Littlefield, Texas, USA.
Died: February 13, 2002 Chandler, Arizona, USA.
Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas to Lorene Beatrice Shipley and William Alvin Jennings. He taught himself to play guitar at age eight, and formed his first band two years later. Waylon Jennings worked as a DJ throughout his teen years, dropping out of high school to pursue a career in music. During his time working as a DJWaylon Jennings met and befriended Buddy Holly. When he was 21, Waylon Jennings was tapped by Holly to play bass in Holly's new band on a tour through the Midwest in early 1959. Holly also hired guitarist Tommy Allsup and drummer Carl "Goose" Bunch for the "Winter Dance Party" tour.
On the night of February 3, 1959, the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) crashed outside Mason City, Iowa, killing all passengers. Waylon Jennings had given his seat to Richardson, who had the flu and desperately needed rest. In his 1996 autobiography, Waylon Jennings admitted for the first time that in the years afterward, he felt severe guilt and responsibility for the crash. After Jennings gave up his seat, Holly had jokingly told him: "I hope your ole bus freezes up!" Jennings replied, with equal jocularity: "I hope your damn plane crashes!"; these words would haunt him for years.
Waylon Jennings Death
Waylon Jennings suffered from worsening diabetes that had ended all but abbreviated touring. On December 19, 2001, his left foot was amputated in a Phoenix, Arizona, hospital due to infection arising from his diabetes. Then, on February 13, 2002, Waylon Jennings died in his sleep of diabetic complications in Chandler, Arizona. Waylon Jennings is interred in the Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona.