August 24


He played bass for Buddy Holly and gave up his seat on the plane to J. P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”) hours before it crashed, killing all on board. He later joined with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson as a founder of the “Outlaw Country” movement. Can you name him?







Waylon Jennings. He was also “The Balladeer” on the TV show, “Dukes of Hazzard,” for which he also sang and played the theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys.”