Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly is where music starts and ends. It just doesn't get any better than him. Countless musicians, such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles were influenced by him, and many more to come will be influenced by him. Even though he died when he was only 22, he did more for music than most musicians who live to be 80 do. It's only speculation as to what he could have become, but I think he could have become the most successful musician ever to live, if only he had lived a full life. Sadly, we'll never get a chance to see if that was true or not, but thankfully we have a lot of material to remember him by. Here are some pretty cool videos I found of Buddy (and his Crickets).

Buddy on The Ed Sullivan Show singing 'That'll Be The Day"
(Interesting detail to notice in this video: watch Buddy's left hand, he will try to turn the volume up on his guitar a few times throughout the song, but can't. This is because Ed Sullivan ordered the speaker volume be lowered, and never told Buddy before he went on.)

Peggy Sue

Interesting news story on Buddy's last car

Tribute Video

To buy any of Buddy Holly's CD's--Click Here

Buddy Holly.com

Buddy Holly on Myspace

1 comment:

Matt Chingduvé said...

Buddy Holly was a genius. Even after listening to his music for 30 years, I never get bored with this guy. His music is timeless, and thanks for blogging about him.