Tag Archives: The Quarrymen

Rock Island Line: Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, and John Lennon

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Rock Island Line.  This is originally a folk-blues song that was later converted to a British folk-pop song.  We will start with a version by Leadbelly, and then discuss covers … 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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