June 15: The late Waylon Jennings was born in 1937 – here he covers Bob Dylan

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Waylon Jennings covers Bob Dylan

Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings began playing guitar at eight and began performing at twelve 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’ first recording session, of “Jolie 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. Richardson, who was suffering from a cold. The flight that carried Holly, Richardson and Ritchie Valens crashed, on the day later known as The Day the Music Died.

Following the accident, Jennings 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, A&M Records before succeeding with RCA Victor after achieving creative control of his records.

Waylon Jennings has done some wonderful Bob Dylan covers.

Don’t think twice It’s all right – Waylon Jennings, released on his debut album, Waylon at JD’s in 1964 (just one year after Dylan released it originally):

One Too Many Mornings (1000 Miles Behind) by Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, from their Heroes album released in 1986. :

Waylon singing the Bob Dylan tune It Ain’t me Babe live and this is from the live album Waylon done at JD’s:

Waylon Jennings – Girl From The North Country:

Waylon Jennings – I Don’t Believe You, from the album, Don’t think twice (1970):

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4 thoughts on “June 15: The late Waylon Jennings was born in 1937 – here he covers Bob Dylan”

  1. Hello, fellow fan of good music. Did you know that Waylon Jennings performed “Things Have Changed” in concert? Years ago, I came across an audience recording of it on the internet. The crowd noise was too high for me to save it on anything. Maybe he had plans to record it in the studio.

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