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- Julian Lloyd Webber on Buddy Hollyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gpv37.jpg2015-01-11T15:03:00ZThe cellist shares a rare demo and a theory about Buddy Holly's final compositions. He also talks about Vivaldi, the healing power of music, and stepping away from performing.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d352f5dd-3023-4565-a7bb-52396bf8821d?clipfocus=p02gpv53Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
Julian Lloyd Webber on Buddy Holly
- Buddy Holly inducted into Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019w5yv.jpg2013-06-02T20:00:00ZMargaret Gibson in Newquay nominates Buddy Holly for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d352f5dd-3023-4565-a7bb-52396bf8821d?clipfocus=p019w5zgSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Buddy Holly inducted into Singers Hall of Fame
- Buddy Holly and The Crickets - Peggy Suehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbfb1.jpg2011-08-17T23:00:28ZThe 'Peggy Sue' who inspired Buddy Holly's song of that name describes growing up in Lubbock Texas and we see Buddy Holly and The Crickets play.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d352f5dd-3023-4565-a7bb-52396bf8821d?clipfocus=p00jwqj1Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Buddy Holly and The Crickets - Peggy Sue
- Peggy Sue meets Buddy Holly in a corridorhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cbf96.jpg2011-08-17T23:00:09ZThe Peggy Sue who inspired the song of that name describes how she met Buddy Holley in the corridor of their local high school and we see the town where they both grew up. Taken from BBC Arena's 'Tales of Rock and Roll' directed by James Marsh.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d352f5dd-3023-4565-a7bb-52396bf8821d?clipfocus=p00jwq56Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Peggy Sue meets Buddy Holly in a corridor
- Buddy Holly - Peggy Suehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9z5q.jpg2011-08-01T23:00:41ZJerry Allison, Drummer from Holly's first band The Crickets demonstrates the beat used in hit song Peggy Sue, which we see Holly performing in a clip from BBC Arena's film Buddy Holly (1985).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d352f5dd-3023-4565-a7bb-52396bf8821d?clipfocus=p00jkpvmSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
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Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression; he learned to play guitar and to sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by country music and rhythm and blues acts, and he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school. He made his first appearance on local television in 1952, and the following year he formed the group "Buddy and Bob" with his friend Bob Montgomery. In 1955, after opening for Elvis Presley, Holly decided to pursue a career in music. He opened for Presley three times that year; his band's style shifted from country & western to entirely rock and roll. In October that year, when he opened for Bill Haley & His Comets, Holly was spotted by Nashville scout Eddie Crandall, who helped him gain a contract with Decca Records.
Holly's recording sessions were produced by Owen Bradley. Holly was unhappy with Bradley's restrictions and the results of their work, and decided to visit producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico. Attracted by the success of the records produced by Petty, Holly traveled with his band to the studio where, among other songs, they recorded a demo of "That'll Be the Day". Petty became the band's manager and he sent the demo to Brunswick Records, who were impressed. The label decided to release the song without re-recording it. Because Holly's name was still linked to Decca, Brunswick credited the single to "The Crickets", which became the name of Holly's band.