Waylon Jennings

1937 - 2002

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (born Wayland Arnold Jennings; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in country music. Jennings started to play guitar at age of eight and first performed at age 12 on KVOW radio, after which he formed his first band, The Texas Longhorns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Waylon Jennings has received more than 7,925,921 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Waylon Jennings is the 485th most popular singer (up from 538th in 2019), the 2,906th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,042nd in 2019) and the 148th most popular American Singer.

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  • 33

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  • 4.82

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Among singers, Waylon Jennings ranks 485 out of 3,541Before him are Shawn Mendes, Gohar Gasparyan, Nelly Furtado, Black, Gigi D'Agostino, and Claudio Villa. After him are Ahmad Zahir, Bobby Darin, Renato Carosone, Mari Boine, Don McLean, and Isabella Colbran.

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Among people born in 1937, Waylon Jennings ranks 147Before him are Giorgi Shengelaia, Ned Beatty, Anna Hazare, Aslan Usoyan, Amos Tversky, and Aleksandr Medved. After him are Olusegun Obasanjo, Archie Shepp, Foday Sankoh, Sami Frey, Gordon Milne, and Andrés Gimeno. Among people deceased in 2002, Waylon Jennings ranks 96Before him are Uziel Gal, Karel Reisz, Victor Weisskopf, Michail Stasinopoulos, Joseph Bonanno, and Thomas Gordon. After him are Jacques Massu, Eugenio Coșeriu, Brad Dexter, Michel Henry, Nikolai Amosov, and Daniel Gélin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Waylon Jennings ranks 2,906 out of 15,968Before him are Joseph Valachi (1904), Katherine MacGregor (1925), Vito Acconci (1940), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Stanley Schachter (1922), and The Big Bopper (1930). After him are Blake Lively (1987), Philip Baker Hall (1931), Liev Schreiber (1967), Wally Schirra (1923), Elmore Leonard (1925), and Robert Indiana (1928).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Waylon Jennings ranks 148Before him are Fergie (1975), Al Martino (1927), Marian Anderson (1897), Miley Cyrus (1992), Billie Eilish (2001), and Jackie Jackson (1951). After him are Bobby Darin (1936), Don McLean (1945), Emmylou Harris (1947), Big Mama Thornton (1926), Mos Def (1973), and KRS-One (1965).