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Waylon Jennings

1937 - 2002

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Waylon Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He pioneered the Outlaw Movement in country music. Jennings started playing guitar at the age of eight and performed at age fourteen 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 9,247,729 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Waylon Jennings is the 549th most popular singer (down from 484th in 2019), the 3,156th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,905th in 2019) and the 162nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 9.2M

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  • 53.55

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  • 34

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  • 2.09

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  • 4.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Waylon Jennings ranks 549 out of 3,528Before him are Mos Def, Sheryl Crow, Graham Nash, Aristide Bruant, Magda Olivero, and Barbara Hendricks. After him are Noel Gallagher, Maria Bethânia, Anne Sofie von Otter, Loredana Bertè, Geri Halliwell, and DMX.

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Among people born in 1937, Waylon Jennings ranks 167Before him are Richard Jordan, Harris Yulin, Rudi Altig, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Édith Scob, and Dick Dale. After him are Carlos Westendorp, Joe Viterelli, Jay Rockefeller, Lusine Zakaryan, John Hume, and Audrys Bačkis. Among people deceased in 2002, Waylon Jennings ranks 107Before him are Nikolai Amosov, Victor Weisskopf, J. Lee Thompson, Ted Williams, Joseph Luns, and Dhirubhai Ambani. After him are Arno Peters, Michel Henry, Eugene Odum, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Dida, and Rosemary Clooney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Waylon Jennings ranks 3,156 out of 18,182Before him are Art Metrano (1936), Kamehameha V (1830), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Annie Potts (1952), and Jeff Buckley (1966). After him are Zach Galifianakis (1969), Jim Simons (1938), Roy J. Plunkett (1910), Patty Hearst (1954), Barry Goldwater (1909), and Chris O'Donnell (1970).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Waylon Jennings ranks 162Before him are Miley Cyrus (1992), Emmylou Harris (1947), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), and Barbara Hendricks (1948). After him are DMX (1970), Paul Robeson (1898), Bobby Kimball (1947), Fergie (1975), Del Shannon (1934), and Brenda Lee (1944).