Monday, June 27, 2011

Not Fading Away

Can you believe Buddy Holly was only 22 when he died?? He was already so accomplished. His songs stay fresh, even fifty-two years after his death.

He wrote the song that was the Rolling Stones' first hit in the U.S.

Here's a Buddy Holly song sung by a man whose voice is still sweet:

The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens also died in the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly. Ritchie Valens was only 17.


* I also love Linda Ronstadt's version of It's So Easy and That'll Be the Day. What pipes!
* A new Buddy Holly tribute album.
* Stats and info about covers of Holly songs.
* The Day The Music Died

1 comment:

Highway said...

Great music today...and a wonderful variety.

And here's a little tidbit about Richie Valens: He was a Mexican-American singer and La Bamba was sung entirely in Spanish. BUT, Richie couldn't speak much Spanish (his family spoke only English at home), so he had to learn the Spanish lyrics phonetically.