0795 Reminiscing – Buddy Holly (1962)

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John Lennon and King Curtis.

This song was written by King Curtis and was recorded by Buddy Holly. The recording was overdubbed by The Fireballs in 1962. It was released as a posthumous single with Wait Til The Sun Shines, Nellie on the B-side. The single reached number seventeen on the UK Singles chart. The song was also released in 1963 on the album of the same name. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by George. A live version recorded in 1962 was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg. Germany; 1962.

Now Hear This : Reminiscing – The Beatles (1977)

0557 Moondreams – Buddy Holly (1960)

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The Norman Petty Trio.

Norman Petty wrote this song in 1957 and recorded it with The Norman Petty Trio. Their version was released as a single with Toy Boy on the B-side. Buddy Holly played guitar on the recording. Buddy Holly’s version was released in 1960 on the album The Buddy Holly Story, Vol.2. In the UK it was released as the B-side of True Love Ways. The song was recorded by Denny Laine in 1976 for his 1977 album Holly Days. The album was produced by Paul McCartney and features Paul and Linda McCartney.

Now Hear This : Moondreams – Denny Laine (1977)

0552 Well … All Right – Buddy Holly (1958)

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Well … All Right.

This song was written by Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin. It was recorded by Buddy Holly in 1958. It was released as the B-side to Heartbeat. The single reached number eighty-two on the Billboard chart.  It reached number 30 on the UK singles chart. It was re-issued in the UK in 1960. The song has been covered by Blind Faith. The Beatles played the song in 1969 during the Let It Be sessions.

0544 The “Chirping” Crickets – The Crickets (1957)

The Chirping Crickets.

The “Chirping” Crickets.

This was the début album by The Crickets. The album was made up of recordings made by the band throughout 1957 and was released in November of that year. Lead singer, Buddy Holly, co-wrote five of the twelve tracks on the album. In America the album was released on Brunswick Records. In the UK it was released on Coral in 1958. The album was produced by Norman Petty who was credited as co-writer on eight of the songs. The album including the singles Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, That’ll Be The Day and Send Me Some Lovin’. The album reached number five in the UK album chart. John Lennon owned a copy of the album and added some of the songs to The Quarrymen’s repertoire. Some songs were covered by The Beatles and members of the group in later years.
Track Listing
Side 1
1) Oh, Boy!
2) Not Fade Away
3) You’ve Got Love
4) Maybe Baby
5) It’s Too Late
6) Tell Me How
Side 2
1) That’ll Be The Day
2) I’m Looking For Someone To Love
3) An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)
4) Send Me Some Lovin’
5) Last Night
6) Rock Me My Baby

0507 Lonesome Tears – The Crickets (1958)

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The Crickets.

This song was written by Buddy Holly. It was recorded by him in 1958. It was first released as the B-side of It’s So Easy. The single failed to chart in the UK. The song was recorded by Denny Laine in 1976 and released in 1977 on his album Holly Days. The album was produced by Paul McCartney and features Paul and Linda McCartney.

Now Hear This : Lonesome Tears – Denny Laine (1977)

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”.

0483 Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly (1959)

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Buddy Holly.

Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant wrote this song in 1958. It was first recorded by Buddy Holly and released as a single in 1959. The B-side was It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. Raining In My Heart was part of The Beatles’ repertoire. It was also part of Johnny Gentle’s repertoire during his 1960 tour of Scotland. The Beatles were his backing band at the time. Part of the lyrics influenced the lyrics to Dear Prudence. Dear Prudence was recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Wings performed the song live with The Crickets in 1979 with Denny Laine on lead vocals.The song was played by Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band during their 1989 tour. Rick Danko sang lead vocals. A live version was released on the 1990 album Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band.

Now Hear This : Dear Prudence – The Beatles (1968)
Raining In My Heart – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (1990)