Home > Lifestyle > People
Monday August 25, 2014 MYT 8:00:00 AM
Monday August 25, 2014 MYT 5:02:26 PM
by amanda orr
Legendary country crooner’s legendary braids hit the auction block and they’re expected to fetch up to US$60,000 (RM189,674).
Expected to fetch between US$50,000 to US$60,000, the braids were cut in the 1980s when Nelson’s hair was still red and will be sold on Oct 5 in an auction of items owned by the late Waylon Jennings, Nelson’s cohort in the “outlaw country” music movement of the 1970s, says Arlan Ettinger, president of the Guernsey’s auction house, which will conduct the sale.
Jennings was given Nelson’s braids at a 1983 party thrown by Johnny Cash and June Carter in his honour after Nelson cut his hair to celebrate of Jennings’ recent sobriety. “In the spirit of friendship that lived between these two ‘brothers of the road,’ Willie light-heartedly congratulated Waylon with his red-headed braids,” said Jessi Colter, Jennings’ former wife.
The Remembering Waylon auction will also feature a pair of cowboy boots originally made for Hank Williams and an Ariel Cyclone motorcycle that music great Buddy Holly bought in 1958. The motorcycle was given to Jennings as a birthday present by members of Holly’s band after Holly was killed in a small plane crash. Jennings was supposed to have been on the doomed flight but gave up his seat to singer J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.
Another item up for auction is the original contract forming the country supergroup The Highwaymen, signed in August 1989 by Jennings, Nelson, Cash and Kris Kristofferson. It is expected to bring in US$80,000 to US$100,000.
Jennings, who had a cocaine addiction for several years, died in 2002 at age 64 from complications with diabetes. His hit songs included Ladies Love Outlaws, Are You Ready For The Country, Bob Wills Is Still The King, Luckenbach, Texas and duets with Nelson on Good Hearted Woman and Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. – Reuters
Tags / Keywords:
Lifestyle, People, People, Willie Nelson, braids, auction, memorabilia, country music, Waylon Jennings, Remembering Waylon, Guernsey s
Dengue cases rising again
More fair price shops to help low-income folks
Waste in impulse buying
Mobilise people power for good of all
Retailer’s annual awards aims to meet evolving needs of its customers
Resort in Lumut makes for a great weekend getaway
Winning dishes on the menu
Test your knowledge on palm oil
Hot wheels & icy watches
Developer invites students to take part in competition for its new project in i-City
Japanese restaurant focuses on teppanyaki, tempura
Minister announces two-day shutdown due to haze danger
Knives come out after England leave the party early
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)