Buddy Holly was a Pioneer, using instruments on his songs no one else was doing, and getting into some Latin rhythms.
He was not really very good looking, nothing like Elvis or the other pretty boys, with his thick black glasses, bad teeth, etc.
But importantly, that allowed any average young guy to hope he too could become a Rock & Roll Star.
And Holly and the Crickets were self-contained- they wrote their own songs and recorded them the way they wanted!
At a time when Artists did what Record Producers told them, Holly fought back until it sounded the way HE heard it in his mind's ear.
Buddy was a true Rebel, and a major contributor to the Music Of My Life!
In this Final Chapter, I have another thing you may never have heard- Buddy doing a Radio Ad for that fateful Winter Dance Party.
It's thought to be the last thing he ever recorded!
Thanks for indulging me with one of my Faves, hope you enjoyed it!
Here are the links to a Very Important Figure In Rock & Roll, at Mike Pell Rockollections: