The Beatles Animated For Buddy Holly Cover
... (hennemusic) The Beatles have premiered a new animated video for their performance of the Buddy Holly
classic, "Words Of Love", from the band's newly-released "On Air - Live At the BBC Vol. 2" package. The set features 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, including 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts. Ten of On Air's songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles' direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" and a rocking cover of the standard "Beautiful Dreamer." Watch the video here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. The Beatles Animated For Buddy Holly
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Clip Of The Day: Buddy Holly Goes Speed Metal!
... brilliant primal howl at 1:02, the singer goes into a headbanging machine-gun solo that, whilst not exactly Ace Of Spades, is both one of the earliest (and best) examples of rock'n'roll rebellion in the face of corporate America and an eerily out-of-time moment of sonic creation, where emotional circumstance and technological limitations conspire to give birth to a new kind of music. Ironically, the performance was so well received that Sullivan invited the group back for a third time. Holly told Sullivan that they couldn't afford him. Andrew Male Clip Of The Day: Buddy Holly
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Surf Ballroom remembers Buddy Holly, "day the music died"
... the Winter Dance Party that brought the three young stars to town 53 years ago, has been designated a historic landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was listed last year in the National Register of Historic Places.It is, says Jay P. Richardson, The Big Bopper's son, "a temple of rock 'n' roll. If you want to pay your respects to Elvis, you go to Graceland. If you want to pay your respects to Dad, Buddy and Ritchie, you go to the Surf Ballroom." View the original article...Buddy Holly
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Holly was killed in a plane crash along with Richie Valens and The Big Bopper in 1959. Holly's guitar player Tommy Allsup was not on the plane because he gave up his seat to Valens. The crash was caused by bad weather and a 21-year-old pilot who was not qualified to fly in low visibility using just instruments. To read the aircraft incident report, you can download it here
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Holly was on the "Winter Dance Party" tour when he was killed. He was flying from a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, to Fargo, North Dakota. In the early years of Rock and Roll, musicians often took dangerous chances getting where they needed to be.
The Beatles chose their name partly as a takeoff on Holly's backup band, The Crickets.
A movie about his life, The Buddy Holly Story, was released in 1978 starring Gary Busey, who sang Holly's songs himself for the film. Keith Moon of The Who died of an overdose the day after seeing this movie.
In Don McLean's "American Pie," "The day the music died" is the plane crash that killed Holly.
In the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction, John Travolta has a Buddy Holly lookalike as a waiter. He is not a good waiter.
Holly's last concert was at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa the night before his crash.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets were the first white group to play the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They were booked there in 1957 by a promoter who assumed they were black. Their show went over well.
Paul McCartney owns the publishing rights to Holly's songs.
His group, The Crickets, continued to perform after his death.
In 1980, Holly's famous horn-rimmed glasses were discovered in a police file in Iowa, where they had been since his death.
Some evidence of Holly's influence: The Beatles got their name from the Crickets. The Hollies named themselves after Buddy Holly. The Rolling Stones first hit was the Buddy Holly song "Not Fade Away." Tommy Roe's self-penned "Shiela" was heavily influenced by "Peggy Sue."
The Crickets' 1957 debut album, The "Chirping" Crickets was the only LP to feature Buddy Holly that was released during his lifetime.