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Parrothead
2009-Feb-03, 02:32 PM
An interesting article (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/oh-boy-why-buddy-holly-still-matters-today-1501271.html) from just over a week ago. Yeah, this was a bit before my time, but after learning about Buddy and how ahead of his time he was, I've often wondered what more of an impact, he might have had. We'll never have the answer to that, but can speculate, while enjoying what he did put out, in his short 18 month career.

Buttercup
2009-Feb-03, 02:39 PM
The crash occurred only 30 miles east of my hometown. No, I wasn't alive then.

Around 15 - 18 years ago a farmer found Buddy Holly's glasses in his field. The local caretaker at the time kept The Big Bopper's dice; I think the family still has them.

Every year a Clear Lake, Iowa, ballroom has a winter party/dance in honor. My sister's attended quite a few of those.

Middenrat
2009-Feb-03, 02:57 PM
I reckon the details of popular music would be unrecognisable to us in this Universe without him, from the one of his survival. And he was a motorcycle nut to boot!

Swift
2009-Feb-03, 03:07 PM
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.

mahesh
2009-Feb-03, 03:28 PM
Yes, what a frenetic last couple of years for Buddy! Thanks for the music! RIP!
quote Independent: ..my bolds..
..We can say that Buddy Holly created a series of firsts, although most of them need qualification – the first singer/songwriter of the rock'n'roll era; the first to have the lead/rhythm/bass/drums line-up; the first to use studio trickery such as double-tracking; the first to have strings on a rock'n'roll record; the first to use the Fender Stratocaster;....

From what I heard, Parrothead, at the BBC interview below, he was experimenting making fun sounds recordings for his niece! making chipmunks-like sounds!

this was aired last week...with Alvin Stardust...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7866000/7866685.stm
one needs a thingie player, whatsitscalled..a flashplayer...

interesting note buttercup. hmmm.

Gillianren
2009-Feb-03, 06:27 PM
La Bamba is on sale at my local Safeway, speaking of that day, and I keep thinking about buying it. I like Ritchie Valens better, I'm afraid, but I do agree that music as we know it wouldn't exist without Buddy Holly.

Fazor
2009-Feb-03, 06:31 PM
It shows my age when the first thing I think when I hear his name is, "Oo-EE-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly. Oh-oh! And you're Mary Tyler Moore."

In fact, without looking it up, I couldn't name a song that's his ... though I can garuntee I know some of his songs. Just don't know they're his. ;)

hhEb09'1
2009-Feb-03, 07:07 PM
His group was called The Crickets, and that was the inspiration for the name The Beatles. And The Hollies were named after him. So they say.

Neverfly
2009-Feb-04, 12:00 AM
His group was called The Crickets, and that was the inspiration for the name The Beatles. And The Hollies were named after him. So they say.

According to wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly):

Various rock and roll histories have asserted that the singing group The Hollies were named in homage to Buddy Holly. According to the band's website,[14] although the group admired Holly (and years later produced an album covering some of his songs), their name was inspired primarily by the sprigs of holly in evidence around Christmas of 1962.

Ara Pacis
2009-Feb-04, 08:22 AM
Like Fazor, I'm familiar with the Weezer song, and can't think of a Buddy Holly song, though I do recall some from the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.

If that was the day the music died, then what am I listening to on BOBFM right now? Undead music?

Gillianren
2009-Feb-04, 07:06 PM
On The Gold Collection, according to Amazon, there is

1. Down the Line
2. Soft Place in My Heart
3. Holly Hop
4. Blue Days, Black Nights
5. Love Me
6. Midnight Shift
7. Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
8. Changing All Those Changes
9. I'm Going to Set My Foot Down
10. Rock Around with Ollie Vee
11. Girl on My Mind
12. Ting-A-Ling
13. Modern Don Juan
14. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
15. That'll Be the Day (you've probably heard this one)
16. I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love
17. Words of Love
18. Not Fade Away
19. Everyday (ditto)
20. Tell Me Now
21. Ready Teddy
22. Listen to Me
23. Oh Boy!
24. It's Too Late
25. Peggy Sue (probably his most famous)

Fazor
2009-Feb-04, 07:11 PM
Yeah, I know Peggy Sue and That'll Be the Day. Not sure about Everyday (I pulled up the lyrics, still doesn't ring a bell). I'm sure if I heard it, or a few of the others, I'd know 'em.

Not that I'd expect anyone to think I'd be a big fan anyway ... little before my time.

peteshimmon
2009-Feb-04, 07:35 PM
Just a schoolkid 50 years ago not familier
with all the names on the radio. One kid came
round asking did you like Buddy Holly and
shaking hands if you did. But Buddy sounded
a rough sort and Holly was prickly so I
declined.

Nine years later I was ordering a back
catalogue disc, Peggy Sue.

Nice line in autobiog by Des O'Conner, a
british entertainer been around forever.
Pulling Buddy out of bed by his feet as the
rest of the crew were on the bus waiting.
"Aw don't do that Des, I'm tall enough already"

Gillianren
2009-Feb-04, 08:30 PM
Not that I'd expect anyone to think I'd be a big fan anyway ... little before my time.

You know, I'm not that much older than you are . . . .

Fazor
2009-Feb-04, 08:32 PM
You know, I'm not that much older than you are . . . .

Yes, and I wouldn't expect you to be a big Buddy Holly fan either. That doesn't mean it wouldn't be a possibility, I just wouldn't assume it to be true.

Kiwi
2009-Feb-05, 11:50 AM
I rememeber hearing Buddy Holly on the radio when he was still alive, and being saddened at the news of his death five weeks before my tenth birthday. I've long been a fan and there's a "corner" of mine on a French web site where you can download -- free -- session lists, lyrics and interview transcripts. The session lists are a little out of date as far as exact personnel on some songs goes, but are still useful.

Go down to Free Downloads near the bottom of the home page:
http://buddyholly.user.fr/

Most of Buddy Holly's songs that are on CD or vinyl:
1. Ain't Got No Home
2. An Empty Cup (and a Broken Date)
3. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
4. Baby It's Love
5. Baby Let's Play House
6. Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
7. Because I Love You
8. Blue Days, Black Nights
9. Blue Monday
10. Blue Suede Shoes
11. Bo Diddley
12. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
13. Changing All Those Changes
14. Come Back Baby
15. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
16. Dearest
17. Don't Come Back Knockin'
18. Door to My Heart
19. Down the Line
20. Drown in My Own Tears
21. Early in the Morning
22. Everyday
23. Flower of My Heart
24. Fool's Paradise
25. Footprints in the Snow
26. Girl on My Mind
27. Gone
28. Good Rockin' Tonight
29. Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
30. Gotta Roll
31. Hallelujah I Love Her So
32. Have You Ever Been Lonely?
33. Heartbeat
34. Holly Hop
35. Honky Tonk
36. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
37. I Gambled My Heart
38. I Guess I Was Just a Fool
39. I'll Just Pretend
40. I'm Changin' All Those Changes
41. I'm Gonna Love You Too
42. I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down
43. I'm Looking for Someone to Love
44. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
45. It's Not My Fault
46. It's So Easy
47. It's Too Late
48. Last Night
49. Learning the Game
50. Leave My Woman Alone (aka Buddy's Guitar)
51. Listen To Me
52. Little Baby
53. Lonesome Tears
54. Look At Me
55. Love Is Strange
56. Love Me
57. Love's Made a Fool of You
58. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
59. Maybe Baby
60. Memories
61. Midnight Shift
62. Modern Don Juan
63. Mona
64. Moondreams
65. Moonlight Baby aka Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
66. My Two Timin' Woman
67. Not Fade Away
68. Now We're One
69. Oh, Boy!
70. Peggy Sue
71. Peggy Sue Got Married
72. Queen of the Ballroom
73. Raining in My Heart
74. Rave On
75. Ready Teddy
76. Reminiscing
77. Rip It Up
78. Rock-a-Bye Rock
79. Rock Around with Ollie Vee
80. Rock Me My Baby
81. Send Me Some Lovin'
82. Shake, Rattle and Roll
83. Slippin' and Slidin'
84. Smokey Joe's Café
85. Soft Place in My Heart
86. Take These Shackles From My Heart
87. Take Your Time
88. Tell Me How
89. That Makes It Tough
90. That'll Be the Day
91. That's My Desire
92. That's What They Say
93. Think It Over
94. Ting-a-Ling
95. True Love Ways
96. Valley of Tears
97. Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie
98. Well... All Right
99. What to Do
100. Wishing
101. Words of Love
102. You and I Are Through
103. You Are My One Desire
104. You're The One
105. You've Got Love

hhEb09'1
2009-Feb-07, 08:25 PM
On The Gold Collection, according to
15. That'll Be the Day (you've probably heard this one)
16. I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love
17. Words of Love
18. Not Fade AwayOne of my favorite early Stones, they covered Not Fade Away

(Looks like it was the a-side of their first US single, it was #107 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/500songs/page/2) (wow, That'll Be the Day was #39, Rave On was #154, Peggy Sue #194, and Everyday #236)

19. Everyday (ditto)
20. Tell Me Now
21. Ready Teddy
22. Listen to Me
23. Oh Boy!
24. It's Too Late
25. Peggy Sue (probably his most famous)Linda Ronstadt had a hit with another song of his:
46. It's So Easy

LaurelHS
2009-Feb-08, 03:16 PM
There's an article about Buddy Holly in Rolling Stone this month.