The tragic death of Buddy Holly, together with the Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a plane crash on 3 February 1958 came at a time Buddy s career was on the up. He had registered three Top Ten hits in his US homeland, including one chart topper in That ll Be The Day, whilst his two albums had been steady sellers even if they had failed to chart. It would have been scant compensation, but because Buddy recorded so prolifically during his short career, his record labels Coral and Brunswick were able to release new albums and singles for fully ten years after his death! The first album to hit the shops was the hastily compiled The Buddy Holly Story, which drew material from all three of his albums to date and was thus something of a greatest hits package. Ironically, it became the first of his albums to make the chart, peaking at number eleven in the US and selling over half a million copies. It similarly became his album chart debut in the UK, hitting number two and spending some three years on the chart as British fans tried to come to terms with his sudden demise.
--This text refers to an alternate