Willie Nelson’s Braids Up for Grabs in Waylon Jennings Auction
Ever wanted to own Willie Nelson‘s braids? Now is your chance.
A collection of items from Waylon Jennings‘ personal inventory will be on the auction block this Fall, including Nelson’s hair. More than 2,000 items are being sold off Oct. 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Most of the items come from Jennings’ close music business friends, including Buddy Holly. The icon’s Ariel Cyclone motorcycle is one of the biggest items being auctioned. The bike was given to Jennings after Holly was killed in a plane crash. Jennings’ relationship with the late star stemmed from the two playing together early in his career — the singer was a member of Holly’s band, the Crickets.
Other hot items include a robe and boxing gloves from the great Muhammad Ali, Hank Williams’ Nudie cowboy boots and a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Jennings. The country legend’s personal items, like handwritten lyrics, are also in the auction.
The set of Nelson’s braids — famous in their own right — were chopped off in 1983, a message of support from the ‘On the Road Again’ hitmaker to Jennings while he was trying to maintain sobriety.
Jennings died in 2002 at the age of 64 following complications from diabetes. The upcoming auction of his belongings is a means of bringing awareness to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the work they do. Later this month, the items will be available for viewing in a catalog collection.
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