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Waylon Jennings: An original outlaw

Country music legend Waylon Jennings was born this day in 1932. In this 1970 video clip, he performs “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” during an appearance on The Johnny Cash Show.

Here, he plays the black-and-white scrollwork Fender Telecaster with which many people identify him. Some may also remember this guitar from the intro sequence of The Dukes of Hazzard.

2 Comments

  1. Good Lord, I never realized that guitar was a Waylon thing–and his voice was/is amazing! (But how shallow is it of me to love that suit he’s wearing on the Johnny Cash Show?)

    • R. S. Williams

      June 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

      I was thinking the same thing. Did you notice his jacket’s lined in royal blue satin? LORD. Johnny’s three-piece velveteen number is killing me, too. Until I began researching country music, I identified Waylon’s black-and-white guitar with the Dukes of Hazzard intro sequence. That was all I knew about him before then (so sad).

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