The brilliant Buddy Holly would have been 75 today.
Songwriter, singer, guitarist… one of the greatest of the greats.
Buddy Holly And The Crickets play That’ll Be The Day
The Ed Sullivan Show Dec 1st 1957
“Rock’n’roll specialists” Buddy Holly And The Crickets play Peggy Sue
The Arthur Murray Dance Party Dec 29th 1957
The earliest footage of Elvis – this silent colour clip shot in 1955 in Oklahoma City – with Scotty Moore and Bill Black plus Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash as well as a mindblown Buddy Holly looking on with his pals Jerry Allison (Crickets’ drummer) and Sonny Curtis who played guitar with Buddy and later wrote I Fought (The Bobby Fuller Four/The Clash). Dubbed-on music: Elvis Presley, Scotty & Bill’s classic 1955 Sun Records reading of Arthur Gunter’s Baby, Let’s Place House – later recorded by Buddy
Jimmy Velvet and Jerry Lee Lewis and Don Everly and Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly fan, Dublin 1964 by Ian McGarry
Waylon Jennings – who was playing in Buddy’s band on the
very last tour after The Crickets had split – and Buddy
God bless you, Buddy. And Waylon too x