0506 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly (1959)

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Paul Anka.

Paul Anka wrote this song in 1958 and it was first recorded by Buddy Holly. It was released in 1959 as the B-side to Raining In My Heart. The single reached number one in the UK. It was the first posthumous number one in UK chart history. The song was covered by Freddie and The Dreamers in 1964. Their version was released on the album You Were Made For Me. The song was part of Johnny Gentle’s repertoire during his 1960 tour of Scotland. The Beatles were his backing band during the tour. Paul McCartney didn’t like the song. He later said he thought the strings were “a bit soppy”.

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