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Flashback: Waylon Jennings Signs With A&m, Cuts Haunting ‘Love Denied’

Flashback: Waylon Jennings Signs With A&m, Cuts Haunting ‘Love Denied’

On July 9th, 1963, Waylon Jennings was living and playing in Phoenix, Arizona, when he received a recording contract in the mail. His friend, songwriter and comedian Don Bowman, had taken Jennings’ demo recordings to Jerry Moss, who with trumpet-playing bandleader Herb Alpert, had started a small label called A&m Records in Los Angeles.

Four years earlier, Jennings was playing bass in rock & roll legend Buddy Holly’s band when he had given up his seat on a doomed flight to J.P. Richardson, a.k.a. the Big Bopper. Holly,

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