We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas, and dropped out of high school to become a DJ at the age of 15. He moved to Lubbock, and soon became close friends with Buddy Holly, who became his musical mentor. Holly taught Jennings how to play guitar and bass, and encouraged him to become a writer and singer. Jennings left radio to record for Brunswick Records in 1957, with his first record produced by Holly himself. When Holly needed a new bass player for the Crickets in 1959, he called Jennings, who took the gig.
On February 4th, Jennings gave up his seat on a small private plane that was scheduled to carry himself, Holly, and Richie (“La Bamba”) Valens to the next gig. The other star on the tour, the Big Bopper, (who had a huge hit with “Chantilly Lace”), had the flu, so Jennings let him take his seat on four-seater plane. Jennings would have to travel in a broken down bus whose heater was busted, and the last thing he said to his close friend, Buddy Holly, jokingly, was: “I hope you’re ole damn plane crashes!” Jennings would never forgive himself for the comment and for years blamed himself for the famous crash that killed all three stars."
Great performer! I think this video is from the early to mid-1990's, given that it looks and sounds like Robby Turner playing steel here; Ralph Mooney had retired just before that time.