1955: Lubbock Texas – Buddy and Bob a country duo are on the opening bill of a show that Elvis Presley was the headliner of.
Most amazing of all was that someone brought a film camera and it was in colour, capturing bits of the evening show and backstage — oh, if only someone had had a sound recording! but who would buy a record with people screaming and clapping over top, you’d barely hear anything, eh!
Seeing Elvis: Buddy Holly broke with country and reformed as Buddy Holly and the Crickets, he was a singer-songwriter who wore glasses and he was geeky where Elvis was slinky.
Buddy Holly was a budding country singer, even with a regular radio spot on the local station. Elvis unleashed Buddy’s music – and Buddy was the first to unite the new rock n roll with traditional long hair music – … Continue reading
Imagine getting to see Buddy Holly Johnny Cash and Elvis on the same night. This 6 LP boxed set of Buddy’s recordings from Lubbock to New York is one of my faves to play. Hearing the familiar That’ll Be the … Continue reading
Americans contributed Jazz, Hillbilly to Country & Western songs of the pioneers, Blues and Soul the songs – all rooted deeply in the songs and musical traditions of Europe and Africa – folk music, music of the folks in the … Continue reading
California Surfer Monkeys turned The Beatles: The Beach Boys Jan and Dean: Wiped Out; eclipsed by east coast Simon and Garfunkel duo wise RnR: Elvis vs Buddy Holly Buddy Raves On The Beatles: 188.8.131.52.2… RnR: Elvis vs Roy Orbison Hello … Continue reading
Train chugging pain, leaving on jet plane Country folk’s songs and folkie blues railroad, steam boat, rivers and canals…foot to wheel, to carts dragged then pulled. Pedal or Paddle powered, combustion, controlled reactions through to steam exhaust. Turbines or propellers, … Continue reading