It was an error in scheduling, possibly, but the six days that Buddy Holly & The Crickets appeared at the historic African-American Apollo Theatre that Rock ’n’ Roll could not be confined to one race, gender, performer, or audience. (The revelation had to wait through an awkward show or two before a reluctant 100% black … Continue reading August 16–22, 1957: Buddy Holly & The Crickets at The Apollo Theatre
Twelve of Holly’s Top 10 hits were recorded at Norman Petty’s studio, including classics like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “It’s So Easy,” “Rave On,” “Every Day,” “Maybe Baby,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh, Boy!” and “True Love Ways.”
How is it that a bespectacled youth from Texas, who died aged 22 in a plane crash, is still revered 50 years on? Just listen to the outpouring of perfect rock’n’roll Buddy Holly produced in a career that lasted only 18 months.