Country Music Fans Can Own a Piece of Waylon Jennings
Get an up-close look at some of the items up for auction at Waylon Jennings' estate.
Muhammad Ali's robe. A custom Fender. A motorcycle. Those are just a few of the items fans will be able to bid on when some of the late Waylon Jennings' personal items go up for auction.
One of outlaw country music's favorite sons, Jennings rose to musical prominence in the 1970s by bucking the traditional Nashville sound. His commanding baritone helped make him a superstar; and Jennings, who spent more than four decades in music before his 2002 death, accumulated a bevy of intriguing artifacts.
Waylon Jennings' custom-made Fender Telecaster can be seen in the photo above.
The auction will take place Oct. 5 in Phoenix, and New York City-based Guernsey's is holding it. This photo shows Jennings with his iconic instrument on the cover of a "Dukes of Hazzard" record. Jennings recorded the TV show's hit theme song, "Good Ol' Boys."
These cowboy boots with the "H" imprinted on them were custom-made for Hank Williams Sr.
Of the more than 2,000 times available for auction, this Ariel Cyclone motorcycle may be the most intriguing. Buddy Holly originally owned the bike, and Jennings received it after the singer's death in a plane crash in 1959. The motorcycle is in its original condition and has 4,000 miles on it.
Boxer Muhammad Ali gave Jennings one of his robes in 1978. Ali was a personal role model to the singer.