Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly & The Crickets

He was so prolific in the four short years of his career that Buddy Holly didn't release his last single until 1969 - a full decade after his death; not only that, he was so young when he did it all that today would only have been his 74th birthday. From his unique look to his signature sound to his tragic young death, he really was the Father of Rock and Roll.

That'll Be the Day was originally released in April 1958, less than a year before his untimely death in February 1959; its title was derived from the John Wayne film The Searchers, in which it was the oft-used catchphrase of Wayne's character, Ethan Edwards.
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