Waylon Jennings' collection going up for auction

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 6: The induction of Kris Kristofferson, and the late Waylon Jennings, into Hollywood's Rockwalk at the Guitar Center on July 6, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: A guitarist is silhouetted against an image of the late Waylon Jennings during Hank Williams, Jr.'s performance at the 2004 CMA Music Festival (formerly known as FanFair) June 13, 2004 in Nashville, Tenessee. The four-day festival, the largest in country music, will be featured in a two-hour television special on CBS TV in summer, 2004. (Photo by Rusty Russell/Getty Images)
Waylon Jennings of The Highwaymen performs on stage, Ahoy, Rotterdam, 20th April 1992. He plays a Fender Telecaster guitar. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of Waylon JENNINGS (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
Waylon Jennings on 2/12/96 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
SAN JOSE, UNITED STATES: Waylon Jennings perfoming at Spartan Stadium in San Jose in 1982. He plays a Fender Telecaster guitar. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings perform on stage together, New York, April 1978. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
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By KRISTIN M. HALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A collection of outlaw country singer Waylon Jennings' belongings will go on public auction this fall, including a rare 1958 motorcycle originally owned by Buddy Holly and locks of Willie Nelson's braided hair.

New York City-based auction house Guernsey's will hold the auction of over 2,000 items Oct. 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Jennings' widow, Jessi Colter, said she was first approached by the auction house about selling the motorcycle, a red Ariel Cyclone.

Jennings, who died in 2002 at age 64, started his career playing in Holly's band. He had been set to fly on the plane that crashed in 1959, killing Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, but he gave up his seat at the last minute.

Members of the Crickets gave the motorcycle to Jennings as a birthday gift and he kept the prized possession in his living room.

Jennings later teamed up with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Nelson in The Highwaymen. The original contract forming the country supergroup, signed by all four members, is also up for sale. The braids were a gift from Nelson who cut them off as a sign of support for Jennings' sobriety.

Absentee bidders can also call in or log in online to the live auction and more details are available at www.guernseys.com

Check out some of Waylon's performances below, and tell us your favorite in the comments.
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Classic Country Duet. From 1980.
Waylon Jennings - The Wild Ones from the 1995 album "Waymore`s Blues Part II"
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Music video by Waylon Jennings performing Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line. (C) 2007 Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Live From Austin Texas Concert WWW.WAYLON.COM
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