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27 May 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released ‘That’ll Be The Day’ which became a UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing. Wayne’s frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, “that’ll […]

24 April 1959, Buddy Holly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Paul Anka song ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.’ A No.1 hit six weeks after Holly’s death. https://youtu.be/7KQRpdkYz2g Buddy Holly – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – 1959. Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10166106210695167

3 Feb 1959, 22 year old Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa, the pilot of the single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tour bus. All three were travelling to […]

22 Jan 1959, Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later […]

28 Oct 1958, Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, where he lip-synched ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘Heartbeat’. It would be Holly’s last major TV appearance. https://youtu.be/gIXwoA18sfk Buddy Holly It’s So Easy Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165554148055167

21 Oct 1958, Buddy Holly’s last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City. The songs recorded included ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Moondreams’ and ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’ which became a No.1 hit. https://youtu.be/lLeZof1wGps “Raining in My Heart” Buddy Holly Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165524259620167

20 Sept 1957, Buddy Holly released the single ‘Peggy Sue’ with ‘Everyday’ as the B-side. The song was originally entitled ‘Cindy Lou’, after Holly’s niece, but was later changed to ‘Peggy Sue’ in reference to Peggy Sue Gerron the girlfriend (and future wife) of Jerry Allison, the drummer for the Crickets, after the couple had […]

7 Sept 1936, born on this day, Buddy Holly singer, songwriter, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 ‘That’ll Be The Day’, 1959 UK No.1 single ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Holly was killed in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. The […]

2 April 1987, One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey’s band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush’s Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums […]

22 Feb 2002, Drummer Ronnie Verrell died aged 76. He worked with The Ted Heath Orchestra and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and provided the drum licks for Animal in The Muppet Show. When American drummer Buddy Rich, (one of Verrell’s heroes), guested on the show, Verrell (as Animal) had a drumming duel with Rich, and […]


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