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Waylon Jennings Got Fired From a Radio DJ Gig for Playing Little Richard Too Often

Back before he became a country-music icon, Waylon Jennings was a teenage disc jockey at KVOW-AM in his hometown of Littlefield, Texas.


In his autobiography, Jennings recalled, "Every time I played a Little Richard record, the owner would come all the way back to the station from home. He wouldn't even call. He'd just cuss me, until one night I played two of them in a row and he fired me."


Saving Country Music notes that Jennings recorded Richard's "Lucille" as "Lucille (Why Won't You Do Your Daddy's Will)," which went to #1 in 1983.



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