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1. Waylon Arnold Jennings was born on June 15, 1937 in a small town. He often referred to this birthplace as "a suburb of a cotton patch." Where was he born?
2. Waylon's first recording session was historic. The single was "Jole Blon" with "When Sin Stops (Love Begins)" on the flipside. Buddy Holly was the producer and Buddy flew in this famous saxophone player who added a two-thirds sax break so popular with the Rock and Roll recordings of the late 1950s. Who was this great sax man?
3. As a Texas teenager Waylon's band was the Longhorns. As an adult he had a tight and fine skilled group of loyal musicians behind him. What was Waylon's predominant adult professional band named?
4. Waylon Jennings never looked the way the "average cowboy singer looked." He did it his own way with a famous guitar covered in black leather with a floral leaf motif designed by leather artist Terry Lankford. What kind of guitar did Waylon predominantly play?
5. In 1976 Waylon produced the first country album that ever went platinum. It was titled, "Wanted-The Outlaws" and had songs by Tompall Glaser, Jessi Colter (Waylon's wife), and another newcomer outlaw named Willie Nelson. What "secret" did Waylon keep over the years regarding this record?
6. Waylon Jennings had one of the richest baritone voices that ever blessed a recording studio. He made over four decades of hits and his discography is a testimony of greatness in and of itself. One song in particular was his favorite. It was so special to him that he said the secret to his performing it was that he toned down his powerful voice and "whispered it." What was this great and personal song titled?
7. In 1984 Waylon Jennings acknowledged a long-term drug addiction and quit cocaine. He was aided by his wife, Jessie Colter, and motivated by his son, Waylon Albright Jennings, (AKA Shooter Jennings-a great contemporary recording artist in his own right). Where did Waylon sober up?
8. Waylon spoke honestly that throughout most of his life he had the disadvantage of being a high school dropout and he suffered this disadvantage often in the management meetings involving the business of his music. He addressed this in which of the following ways?
9. Waylon was forever in high demand and a favorite of listeners of all music genres. In 1985 Waylon was part of the honorable multi-talent laden USA For Africa song "We Are The World." Waylon abruptly walked off of this project prior to completion. Why?
10. On the day before Valentine's Day, February 13, 2002, Waylon Jennings passed away from complications associated with diabetes. The world lost the mortality but never the memory or music of this legend. Where is Waylon Jennings buried?
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