Remembering Buddy Holly: Feburary 3rd, 1959

Every year on February 3rd, the day of Buddy Holly’s death, Listen Here Reviews remembers one of music’s greatest tragedies, and this year is no different. Being a huge Buddy Holly fan myself, Holly is one particular guitarist who should never be forgotten. Known for writing memorable hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” and the lesser known songs such as “Wishing” and “True Love Ways” Holly was ahead of his time. Dying at the age of 22 on a plane crash, which also killed his tour mates Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, The Day The Music Died will forever be known as an historic day in music history.

Over the past few years, LHR has written a story on Holly for our Flashblacks section, a news post asking for the plane crash case to be reopened, and more. Below, you can find a new podcast titled Frames and Fame from the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas discussing Holly’s last tour and other cool rock and roll tidbits, hosted by museum curators Caitlin and Sebastian.

If you want to go back in time to that fateful concert, The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa (where Holly played his last show) is putting on their annual 2017 Winter Dance Party starting tomorrow until February 4th. You can get your tickets here.

You can watch Holly performing “Oh Boy!” with the original Crickets lineup below.


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