The Best Of Buddy Holly
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Here, you get Buddy's original versions of Oh boy (a UK number one hit for Mud in the seventies), That'll be the day, Peggy Sue, Listen to me, Rave on, Heartbeat (a UK top ten hit for Showaddywaddy in the seventies), True love ways, Everyday and It doesn't matter anymore.
Despite his early death in a plane crash, Buddy continued to have hits for a few years. Incredibly, he had three UK top ten hits in 1963 (Brown eyed handsome man, Bo Diddley, Wishing)
There are at least two obvious omissions, though neither was a UK hit for Buddy - remarkable, considering how famous they are. Not fade away (the original B-side of Oh boy) later became a top three UK for the Rolling Stones. Raining in my heart (the original B-side of It doesn't matter anymore) became a minor UK hit for Leo Sayer. Disappointing as those omissions are, if you want a collection containing all of Buddy's important songs, you must pay a higher price.
This makes a great introduction to Buddy's music at a bargain price.
and 'The Big Bopper' were travelling between venues on a coach that had problems with it's
heating system, the weather bitter, it was a harsh winter, the journey tiring, 'Buddy' decides to
hire a light aircraft which would carry just three passengers along of course with the pilot.
In a driving blizzard the plain takes off, minutes into the flight they were gone....
'Buddy' (22) 'Richie' (17) 'The Big Bopper' (28) and the planes pilot.....'Febuary 3rd 1959.....
Buddy at his young age had recorded much material, a talented musician, song writer, and
His unique style would almost certainly have stood the test of time....he was that good.
He'd already had chart success both sides of the Atlantic, shortly after his death his song
'IT DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE' topped the chart, some of the material he'd recorded
was released during the early 60's achieving Top Ten placing's, those songs being 'Wishing'
'A Brown Eyed Handsome Man' and 'Bo Diddley'
This album, though as is often the case you probably need at least three to get all his material,
has most of his well known material on-board (other than the songs already mentioned) include
--'Heartbeat'.....'Peggy Sue'......'Rave On'......'Oh Boy'......'That'll Be The Day'......and.....'Maybe
Baby' ....among it's play-list and those earlier listed of course.
'Buddy Holly' was a rare talent who's music has stood the test of time.
have been I never came across his music when I was growing up. It was all Beatles, Rolling Stones etc. After the show
I was hooked and looked on Amazon to find a cd. I now play his music around the house and love it.
edit: the outcome:
I have since been playing this on a dementia unit where i work since it arrived, and my clients love it. we have a nun on the unit too who is a client, and i caught her dancing to 'That'll be the Day' with her zimmer frame! along with all the others, some were dancing, some were singing along, and some were tapping their feet. music transcends all different backgrounds, no matter what your upbringing. Buddy Holly is sadly missed, and loved by so many. but his legacy has brought happiness to so many different cultures, religions, and ages. no more sitting in front of a full volume tv watching Jeremy Kyle for my clients, they are, as i write this, bopping to Buddy Holly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like the music of Buddy Holly, or at least the most popular songs you cannot fail to like this collectionPublished 2 months ago by David Brion
Until I bought this I had forgotten how many great recordings he made. Some fantastic songs with his unique iconic sound.Published 4 months ago by General HG
Classic bought this after watching the Buddy Holly story at the theatrePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Colin Haycock