Waylon: An Autobiography by Waylon Jennings, Lenny Kaye

By Waylon Jennings, Lenny Kaye

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ISBN: 1613744692
EAN: 9781613744697
ASIN: 1613744692
Publisher: Chicago evaluation Press
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Number of Pages: 432
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Equal elements outlaw, renegade, and legend, Waylon Jennings loved a stellar tune profession for 4 many years and this no-holds-barred autobiography unearths the tale of a guy who infused conservative state song traditions with the strength of rock and roll to rewrite the foundations of well known track in the US. It chronicles the entire chapters of Jennings's amazing lifestyles, together with his beginnings as a dirt-poor son of a farm laborer; his position as blood brother Holly's protégé; his influential friendships with such luminaries as Johnny money, Willie Nelson, and George Jones; the beautiful luck ushered in through his platinum 1976 anthology album, Wanted: The Outlaws; the drug behavior that just about destroyed him; and his 3 failed marriages and the adventure that lead him to Jessi Colter, the lady who may turn into his spouse for 25 years. With anecdotes, photographs, and little-known evidence approximately Jennings's fellow kingdom track stars, this booklet overflows with the honesty, actual humor, and down-home air of mystery of an genuine honky-tonk hero.

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Like her first episode, the second one began with headaches and fits of confusion. It then progressed to overwhelming guilt over her father’s death. Her agitation grew, and her family moved her back to the country to calm her. The move did not help. She resisted her three nurses, whom she considered evil, and attempted suicide by jumping from an open window. Luckily, the window was too close to the ground for a fatal effect, and she was not seriously injured. The madness passed slowly with the help of her close friend Violet Dickinson, with whom Virginia had very likely fallen in love.

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