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Waylon Jennings’ Belongings To Be Sold At Auction

Waylon Jennings auctionA selection of unique items belonging to outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings will be going up for auction this fall, according to a report from BillboardAmong the items being auctioned off are a motorcycle that belonged to Buddy Holly and a clipping of one of Willie Nelson’s braids.

Jennings, a former member of The Crickets, was given Holly’s bike by the rest of the band after the fateful plane crash that took Holly’s life. (Jennings was supposed to be on the plane with Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, but he famously gave up his seat before takeoff.) The motorcycle, a red Ariel Cyclone, was one of the items that prompted the auction, according to Jennings’ widow Jessi Colter.

The other item of note, Nelson’s hair, came from Jennings’ time in The Highwaymen, the country supergroup that Nelson and Jennings formed with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Nelson gave Jennings a clipping of his hair as a sign of solidarity during Jennings’ recovery from drug addiction. The contract that led to the formation of The Highwaymen is also up for sale.

The auction will take place on October 5th at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

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