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"Oh Boy!" by Buddy Holly and The Crickets

Rock and Roll

There was a lot of pioneering with different strands of American music during the 1950s. Part of the experimentation came from Buddy Holly and The Crickets. The Crickets were Niki Sullivan on rhythm guitar, Joe Mauldin on stand-up bass, Jerry Allison on drums, and Buddy Holly on lead guitar and vocals. “That’ll Be The Day” was written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison, with Norman Petty on productions. Holly and Allison had gone to see the film The Searchers, which starred John Wayne. In the movie, Wayne’s character would say, “that’ll be the day” when someone would say that something would happen and he believed it wouldn’t. The Crickets performed the song on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1, 1957. They wore bow-ties. Holly had on his signature horn-rimmed glasses. “That’ll Be the Day” rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Chart, #2 on the R&B Chart, and #1 on the U.K. Chart. (That night, they also performed “Peggy Sue,” which went to #3 on the Billboard Chart.)

Charles Hardin Holley, who became known professionally as Buddy Holly, was born on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas. He is one of those people we tend to remember for the anniversary of their death rather than their birthday, as he died on February 3, 1959, along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper on what is called “the day the music died.” Buddy Holly and The Crickets released their first album called The Chirping Crickets in November, 1957, in the U.S. In those fifteen months from the release of that album until his death, he recorded three studio albums, 22 singles, and numerous other tracks that were released posthumously. He became an influencer and pioneer of rockĀ and roll and rockabilly.

Here are the lyrics to “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly and The Crickets:

Well that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yeah, yes that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave me, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, you gave me all your loving
And all your turtle doving
All your hugs and kisses
And your money too,

You know I love you baby
Still you tell me maybe
That someday, well I’ll be through

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yeah, yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave me, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave me, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day that I die

Well, when cupid shot his dart
He shot it at your heart
So if we’ll ever part
And I’ll leave you

You kiss and hold me
And you tell me boldly
That some day well I’ll be through

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, that’ll be the day
Well, that’ll be the day
Well, that’ll be the day
Well, that’ll be the day when I die”

If you are interested in reading and listening to more Buddy Holly songs, please click here for “True Love Ways” and click here for “Oh Boy!” (which has Buddy Holly and The Crickets).

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  1. […] you are interested in other songs by Buddy Holly: “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and “True Love […]

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