Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth

Personally, I don't find it makes sense to say "Happy 85th Birthday" to the eternally young man who never made it to his 23rd... So I chose this rather long and awkward title instead. But like I always say, I'm not the average fan. Buddy Holly, Waterloo, IA. Summer, 1958. Buddy Holly was certainly not… Continue reading Three Songs for Buddy Holly on The 85th Anniversary of His Birth

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Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping

Hi folks and welcome to another edition of Musical Misconceptions. I'm Retro Dee and in this edition we'll be talking about one of the best songs ever written: "Crying Waiting Hoping" by Buddy Holly. There's an old adage that says, "If you don't know where to begin, start at the beginning." So I will. I'll… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping

Music in the 50's, Today We Remember

Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died

Most people have heard about the tragedy that occurred on February 3, 1959 . It was quite possibly the most tragic day in Entertainment History. It was the day that music stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. It's also known as "The Day The Music Died."… Continue reading Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died

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February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of The Day The Music Died

February 3rd is a difficult day for a Buddy Holly fan. It doesn’t matter if you weren’t born yet when the Winter Dance Party ’59 tragedy happened. It’s still going to be a tough day for you. I ought to know. Behind every chart-topping hit and every smiling photo of Buddy Holly lies a tragic… Continue reading February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of The Day The Music Died

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Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy

In the early days of Rock n Roll, it was common to for artists to do covers of other artists songs. Usually, cover songs are not as good as the original recording. However in this case, we’re not talking about usual, we’re talking about phenomenal; we’re talking about Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly covered several songs… Continue reading Music in the 50’s: Covered by Buddy