From August of 1976, an article published by Buddy Magazine and written by Bill Conrad. SHAVER’S WINGS – Billy Joe Shaver writes Western Music and may be the new king of the picker poets. Country and Western have split up; […]
“WAS IT SINGING THROUGH MY NOSE THAT GOT ME BUSTED…?” Tuesday evening, August 23, 1977 was just another summer night in Nashville–hot and humid. A few employees were still at the offices at Seventeenth and Edgehill. Waylon was next door […]
From Scotland, Gary Coleman stands beside Waylon’s wall of gold and platinum LP’s (c1985) Pics from COUNTRY ROCK JOURNALS by W.F.Conrad. Includes all my NoDepression posts plus Loads more pics, clips, etc. Available thru Ebay, Amazon or direct from printer: […]
THE EAGLE & RUGUS Waylon loved his first custom celebrity touring bus, an Eagle, built in Belgium. Eagles had been the chosen wheels of Continental Trailways, a national bus line that was bought by Greyhound in 1987. As touring musicians […]
MADDOG RESHEN Waylon’s New York manager, Neil Reshen, had freed him from the restraints of Nashville’s assembly-line recording system. When Waylon felt pressure from RCA, he phoned Reshen, known to industry insiders as “Maddog.” Waylon called him “my pitbull on […]
“THE OUTLAW THING HAS PROBABLY CAUSED ME A PROBLEM OR TWO” When 1976 rolled around, Waylon Jennings was on a roll and a roar. His share of country music’s first platinum album, Wanted: The Outlaws, catapulted him into a new world […]
BUDDY’S BASS PLAYER He was born Wayland Arnold Jennings in Littlefield, Texas on June 15, 1937. The name Gaylon came up first, but his dad was William Albert and they wanted to stick with the W.A. initials. By age fourteen, […]
Sex, Drugs & Rockabilly: A Moment In Time With Waylon Jennings by Bill Conrad THE WEST COAST CONNECTION In January of 1976, I was in Los Angeles, writing as a freelance stringer for Buddy Magazine, out of Dallas and Austin. I […]
June 15th would have been Waylon Jennings’ 75th birthday anniversary and also marks 10 years since he lost his fight with diabetes. He and his late friend, Buddy Holly were born in west Texas nine months and forty miles apart. They […]
SUNSET COWBOYS: KINKY FRIEDMAN & BOB DYLAN—A BURRITO FIESTA ON SUNSET STRIPBy Bill Conrad Who rents an apartment nine floors above the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, throws a house-warming fiesta that attracts stars of music and screen, then vacates […]
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