Posted by: dcrep
N 33° 26.288 W 111° 50.130
12S E 422338 N 3700172
Quick Description: Country Music Hall-of-Famer, had many hit singles including "Dukes of Hazzard" theme song.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 8:59:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM4T9A
Waylon Jennings is buried in the Mesa City Cemetery. According to its website, the cemetery gates are open for visitation every day throughout the year from dawn to dusk.
Some background on Waylon Jennings:
Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an influential American country music singer and musician. A self-taught guitar player, he rose to prominence as a bass player for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. He escaped death in the February 3, 1959 plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson when he gave up his seat to the latter. By the 1970s, he had become associated with so-called "outlaws," an informal group of musicians who worked outside of the Nashville corporate scene. A series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s culminated in the 1978 crossover hit, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys". In 1979, he recorded the theme song for the hit television show The Dukes of Hazzard, and also served as the narrator for all seven seasons of the show.
He continued to be active in the recording industry, forming the group The Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Jennings released his last solo studio album in 1998. In 2001, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. ~Wikipedia
Country Music Hall-of-Famer, had many hit singles including "Dukes of Hazzard" theme song.
Date of birth: 06/13/1937
Date of death: 02/13/2002
Area of notoriety: Entertainment
Marker Type: Horizontal Marker
Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Dawn to Dusk
Fee required?: No
Web site: [Web Link]
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