Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death (along with Richie Valens and the Big Bopper) in a plane crash in an Iowan cornfield, on the way home from a concert in Clear Lake’s Surf Ballroom.
Better than I could say it, this eloquent story blazes with warmth and vibrancy as it fleshes out Holly’s last days, and is well worth your time.
Radio newscast of the breaking story – KLGO Radio
Dearest (demo) – Buddy Holly
Heartbeat – Buddy Holly
Three Stars (tribute song to Holly, Valens, Big Bopper) – Eddie Cochran
OOOH WHEEE OOOH, I LOOK JUST LIKE BUDDY HOLLY (COVERS)
Well…All Right – Albert Hammond Jr.
Blue Days, Black Nights (on MTV Unplugged) – Chris Isaak
Everyday (live) – Pearl Jam
That’ll Be The Day – The Quarrymen (early Beatles)
Words of Love – Jessica Lea Mayfield
RELATED: “Buddy Holly On Line One”
And Geffen Records just released a 2-disc collection of Buddy Holly’s demos and garage recordings called Down The Line: The Rarities.