February 4, 2009

I can still remember how that music used to make me smile


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

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.

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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