Talk:Waylon Jennings

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Sad to see such a great man like him gone, he had an amazing voice. Best country singer ever. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.137.212.218 (talkcontribs)

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Collaboration with Other Artists[edit]

Does anyone have material about Jennings's working with the Grateful Dead at some point? I recall reading an article to this effect in the SF Chronicle some years back. Waylon opened for the Grateful Dead in San Francisco back in 1969. 137.79.69.169 (talk) 23:43, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Drugs[edit]

In this edit I removed some unreferenced comments relating to drug use by the subject. If you have questions drop a note on my talk page or read Wikipedia:Verifiability#Burden of evidence. Jeepday (talk) 21:17, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Not a great bass player Waylon never rose to prominence as a bass player. He played on the one tour, badly, and suffered years in the wilderness before becoming a country srar. Jim Birkenshaw (talk) 21:24, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, and Lubbock Radio by Johnny Hughes[edit]

The large section that follows this line contains some stuff relevant to the subject, but most of it isn't. I don't want to erase it, because it's an interesting piece, and should be referenced in the article. Could some other editor go through it, cut it down to Jennings-only stuff, and provide a reference to the quote as a whole? Koro Neil (talk) 21:36, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Folsom Prison[edit]

Waylon Jennings says he was incarcerated in Folsom Prison during the recording of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, in an interview with Terry Gross on "Fresh Air" Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 04:38, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

^^^That was Merle Haggard...he caught one of Johnny's gigs at at San Quentin.....doodz. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.10.231.110 (talk) 07:03, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Interwiki vandalism in articles Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter[edit]

Maybe with other IPs, but those three ones have sure made vandalisms. For 18 months... I have added semi-protection, for six months, on French articles fr:Waylon Jennings and fr:Jessi Colter. If you have a better idea to stop this person, please leave us a message on FR smiley. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 20:35, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Hégésippe, I have responded on your discussion page here at EN. Joyous! | Talk 22:22, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Waylon's mom[edit]

In the current article, this sentence appears: "On March 22, 2006, Jennings' mother Lorene Beatrice (née Shipley) Jennings died in Littlefield, Texas, at the age of 64." That would mean she was born in 1942. But the article says Waylon himself was born in 1937, so this is clearly impossible. Probably just a typo or something. I've never edited anything in wikipedia before and I don't feel like researching Waylon Jennings's mother, but for anybody who cares, it's obviously an error...69.69.223.2 (talk) 23:30, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Waylon Jennings/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Grandiose (talk · contribs) 12:13, 18 June 2012 (UTC) I'll be taking this review. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 12:13, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Opening comments[edit]

  • Reference #13 needs some more details, I think. The passage Holly jokingly told Jennings... killing all on board. which it support seems rather, well, apocryphal, hence the need to have the source thrashed out a bit.
Agree. I added more citations to another book.--GDuwenTell me! 17:21, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Coverage seems good enough for GA, although I think there are areas where it could be considerably improved. The "legacy" section is devoid of the usual mentions of artistes who were influenced by the subject. There are also several mentions about much touring, which only appears to be briefly covered in the main biography part.
I could expand something about the artists he influenced. About the tours, it might not be too important unless there's a notable fact about one or several of them. Artists like him toured most of the year, so I try to focus on those ones that were important for his career, such as the Winter Dance Party, Lollapalooza. Maybe should I add something about the Dripping Springs Reunion?--GDuwenTell me! 17:21, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Well that's right, nobody does publish something in an expired PD license. The picture was published in 1965, and it is in PD because it does not meet the conditions given by the United States Copyright Office for works published between 1923-77. Anyway, I uploaded another version of the card to the commons that should prove that there was no copyright mark anywhere on the portrait. (File:Waylon Jennings Promotional picture for RCA Records.jpg) The small letters under RCA Victor say "The most trusted name in sound".--GDuwenTell me! 17:21, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Will review the copy later. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 12:23, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to review the article, the nomination has been open for a while now.--GDuwenTell me! 17:21, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • Prose generally good, could we link the radio stations in the lead and perhaps introduce them as such? To a non-US person, this four-letter radio station thing is a bit alien.
Done.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • "Country Song Roundup, issue 102" is not called that in the references?
I changed it to CSR staff.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Done.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • "Weatherby, Gregg" only appears as #83, is there a supporting full reference entry I've missed? Ditto "Laufenberg, Norbert" (#77) - which seems to be a vanity press and not an RS. (Oh, btw, the "&dq=Waylon+jennings+cocaine+diabetes" in the URL for that tells me what you searched for. It should be removed in other refs.) Ditto Reid, Jan (#33 and #34). Ditto Birk, Carl (#51 and #70). I assume there aren't supporting entries; there should be. You might want to cut down on the other materials given in the bibliography (or you could merely add to them).
I added Weatherby, Birk and Reid to the books and fixed the citations. I think that Laufenberg is reliable but I removed it anyway.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Ref #62, you misread it: it says "Ritchie Valens". Can't be the author unless something very odd is going on.
I suppose that the news was tagged under Ritchie Valens, since there is not any author indicated, I removed the author field.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Ref #42 should be "Lewis" to make it work.
Fixed.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
All done, waiting for more.--GDuwenTell me! 00:46, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • I missed "Manfield, Ken" in the category above. (Also, Ashby, LeRoy and Huang, Hao don't use the harv format of the others; clearly this is not a GA thing.)

That's all, though; the prose is slightly odd in places but is not wrong. If you wanted to take this further you'll need a lot more content, so it doesn't seem worthwhile tweaking all the prose to higher standards at this stage. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 10:48, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, I'm just aiming to GA only by now. I'll fix those refs.--GDuwenTell me! 15:09, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Done.--GDuwenTell me! 22:55, 19 June 2012 (UTC)