He was eight years old when his mom taught him to play, “Thirty Pieces of Silver”, on a borrowed guitar. He eventually bought a used guitar, and young Waylon continued to hone his skills.
In grade ten, he dropped out of high school and worked odd jobs, but his heart was in Country Music.
He met Buddy Holly in a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, and the two formed a friendship. Holly arranged Waylon’s first recording sessions, and hired him to play bass. Waylon gave up his seat on the flight that crashed, killing Holly, J.P. Richardson and Ritchie Valens.
Waylon was part of, “The Highwaymen” with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash.
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