Monday, July 03, 2017

Memories of going to Lubbock and Buddy Holly's grave


Back in the mid-1990's, I took a business trip to Lubbock, Texas. 


I had a pleasant conversation with the taxi driver about Buddy Holly.  It seems that every 60-something resident of Lubbock knew Buddy Holly. 

Later, we drove to the Holly grave site, which is a popular tourist landmark.

Over the years, I have grown to love Buddy Holly's music


His repertoire included high energy rock tunes and some nice ballads. Some of his arrangements, such as "Raining in my heart" were a bit ahead of their time.

Holly was a very influential rocker.  We believe that The Beatles named their group after the Crickets. The Hollies were apparently named after him, too.


His songs have been recorded by The Beatles ("Words of Love"), Peter & Gordon ("True Love Ways") and The Rolling Stones ("Not Fade Away").

Buddy Holly was killed February 3, 1959 in a plane crash.  It inspired Don McClean's "American Pie" and introduced millions of us to the story and the music.


Check out "The Buddy Holly Story", a good movie about his life. 

Last but not least, get a Holly CD and turn up the volume.

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