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  •  Waylon was in the band, "The Crickets," (4+ / 0-)
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    with Buddy Holly. I don't remember who the other bandmember was on that trip, but Waylon famously tossed a coin with JP Richardson to see who'd fly home and who'd be on the bus. Jennings lost ... or so it appeared, initially. IIRC there was another member of the Crickets on the plane ...

    LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 09:59:36 PM PST

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    •  Okay, I see where you are coming from; (1+ / 0-)
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      I was thinking of two members of the band who are generally refered to as the original Crickets; Jerry Allison and Joe B. Mauldin, who were going to rejoin Buddy after that last tour :) Yup, Waylon was playing for Buddy on the tour :)

      Apparently, it was actually Tommy Alsup who did the coin toss with Richie Valens, and Waylon gave his seat to JP, because JP had the flu ... and the rest they say is rock and roll.


      Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

      by Chacounne on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 10:20:38 PM PST

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    •  my dad owns a bass fiddle- (2+ / 0-)
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      that Waylon may have played back in the day. I'm keeping that, should I ever have the choice....

      Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

      by postmodernista on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 11:06:47 PM PST

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