Tag Archives: Buddy Holly

Oh Boy! Sonny West; The Crickets; Brian Setzer.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great old rockabilly tune, Oh Boy! First we will discuss the original version by the songwriter Sonny West. Next, we will show the song as it was covered by Buddy Holly and … Continue reading

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Rave On: Sonny West: Buddy Holly & the Crickets; John Mellencamp

Hello there! This week we will discuss the great rockabilly song Rave On. We will first review the original song co-written by Sonny West. Next we will discuss the best-known cover of this song by Buddy Holly & the Crickets, … Continue reading

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Not Fade Away: Buddy Holly & the Crickets, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Not Fade Away.  This is a great early rock ‘n roll song by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  After discussing the original song, we will review covers from the Rolling … Continue reading

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That’ll Be The Day: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Everly Brothers, and Linda Ronstadt

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider That’ll Be The Day. This is a great ‘roots’ rock song from the 50s. We will review the original version by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and covers of that song by … Continue reading

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