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Best Friend of Mine: Waylon Jennings on Buddy Holly

David Burke, Vintage Rock, 2016

HE MAY BE renowned as a pioneer of outlaw country, but Waylon Jennings had a rock'n'roll past long before he caused apoplexy among the Nashville establishment. And integral to that past was the mentoring influence of Buddy Holly, who gave the Texan disc jockey his big break.

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