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Single: Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly

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Right away the beat gets ya.

“I’m gonna tell you how it’s gonna’re gonna give your love to me..”

One of the best songs ever. So many musicians I like cover it and do it live. I’ve seen Joe Ely ( Fellow Lubbock citizen like Buddy) several times and he says ” He never does a show without playing a Buddy Holly song”. He kills this one in concert.

“My loves bigger than a Cadillac..”

Man what a song.  Cincinnati Babyhead just loves it and loves it some more. Babyhead jumps up when he hears this one and starts to move.

Buddy Holly is the man.  What a treasure.  Staple for CB.  He’s heard it a million times and intends to listen to it another million.

“You know my love not fade away..”

(Another cut contributed to hanspostcard and his singles project.)

31 comments on “Single: Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly

  1. Aphoristical
    August 8, 2021

    Do you know how long it will take you to listen to it 2 million times?

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  2. deKE
    August 8, 2021

    I don’t know If I told u this CB but my Dad is a huge Holly fan from the 50s and when Buddy died in that plane crash my Dad gave up on rock n roll shortly after. He told me his heart wasn’t into it anymore and he moved on…
    Whenever I see a Buddy post I can still hear my Dad telling me this lol…

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 8, 2021

      I dont think you did, might have. If so we probably discussed John Milner’s quote in American Graffiti.
      What a cool thing to have in your memories.


  3. Yeah, Another Blogger
    August 8, 2021

    He would have written so many more great songs had his life not been cut short. He was just getting started.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. greenpete58
    August 8, 2021

    A justifiable classic, CB, by the man we named our daughter (Holly) after. I have a few live Dead versions that take this song to the stratosphere.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 8, 2021

      Very cool Pete. Ihave to search out those Dead cuts. You have me very curious.
      “Holly” what a cool name.


      • greenpete58
        August 9, 2021

        There are a few, but the version I’m thinking of is Cornell Univ. 5-8-77. The entire second set smokes, and NFA is a centerpiece.


      • cincinnatibabyhead
        August 9, 2021

        Thanks, I will get right on that.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera
    August 8, 2021

    Loved that song but had only heard it by the Rolling Stones. Good choice CB! Cheers and all the best!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. christiansmusicmusings
    August 8, 2021

    Fantastic pick, CB, love it. Buddy Holly was such a talented songwriter. And incredibly productive in his short recording career!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Geo. Raymond
    August 10, 2021

    Buddy Holly is one of all time greatest. So young and brilliant — what a loss.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tony
    August 12, 2021

    You know, some years ago I wouldn’t have said this but: you’re playing a song right up my alley here, CB.
    I think I deliberately tuned out Buddy thanks to Buddy’s Song and having to read (and watch) the bastard thing at school and an insipid cover of Heartbeat being used as a theme for a similarly insipid tv show…. but, shit, what an artist and trail he blazed – I get a real kick out of the drums at the start of Peggy Sue and for such a short career he left us with a lot of gold

    Liked by 1 person

  9. badfinger20 (Max)
    August 14, 2021

    Buddy is the man…loved this pick dude.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. keepsmealive
    August 16, 2021

    To paraphrase your post: “Buddy Holly is the man. What a treasure. Staple for Mr. Books. He’s heard it a million times and intends to listen to it another million.”

    The Stones’ cover slays, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 1dancequeendq
    August 20, 2021


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  12. the press music reviews
    September 2, 2021

    One of the great Stones songs! Whoops. Nice take CB, love a bit of Buddy Holly.


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