50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 Cliff Richard Club
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 London Exhibition
50th ann. - Johnny  Rogers' Report
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 3
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Clear Lake
50th ann. - 2009 Radio/TV Shows
50th ann. - Blackpool Q. Hotel
50th ann. - Cavern Club
50th ann. - Doncaster
50th ann. - Excl. Philly Pics
50th ann. - Holy Rosary P.C.
50th ann. - Nieuwkoop Holland
50th ann. - Liverpool Huyton
50th ann. - Liverpool Ph. Hall
50th ann. - More Liverpool pics
50th ann. -  Radio Merseyside BBC
50th ann. - Rothschild Pavilion USA
50th ann. - Crystal Rock Ballr. USA
50th ann. - Evang. Pressedienst
50th ann. -  Artikel aus Kleve
58th ann. - BHC Lubbock TX
6 CD Buddy Holly Box-Set 2009
Aircraft Accident Report 1959
A new 10'' UK Buddy LP in 2009
A new 10" UK Buddy LP in 2010
A-Z  Buddy Holly & The Crickets
All Tour Programmes
Ariel Cyclone
Art And Kitsch 1
Art And Kitsch 2
Art And Kitsch 3
Art And Kitsch 4
Art And Kitsch 5
Art And Kitsch 6
Art And Kitsch 7
Art And Kitsch 8
Art And Kitsch 9
Augury Of Buddy's Death
Austrian Buddy Tribute
Beatles' Letter To The Crickets
Beechcraft Fragments
Berlin "That'll Be The Day"
Beverly Hills Auction 2010
Boudewijn Büch + Buddy
Buddy And Beyond Show
Buddy And The Cruisers
Buddy At Christmas
Buddy's Bio
Buddy's Birthday 2009
Buddy's Birthday Fan Trip 2009
'Buddy' Essen, 2009 (1)
'Buddy' Essen, MEH (2)
'Buddy' Essen, Vor-Premiere (3)
'Buddy' Essen, Off. Premiere (4)
'Buddy' Essen Bühnenbild (5)
'Buddy' Essen Offene Tür (6)
Buddy Fan David Agius, Malta
Buddy's  Mother Ella Holley
Buddy Holly En Español 1
Buddy Holly En Español 2
Buddy Holly En Español 3
Buddy Holly En Español 4
Buddy Holly En Español 5
Buddy Holly En Español 6
Buddy Holly En Español 7
Buddy Holly En Español 8
Buddy Holly En Español 9
Buddy Holly Photos
Buddy Holly In Solingen
Buddy Holly Timeline
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 01
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 02
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 03
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 04
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 05
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 06
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 07
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 08
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 09
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 10
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 11
Buddy Holly Trail 2016
Buddy In Birmingham 1958
Buddy Info Plus
Buddy In Liverpool 1958
Buddy + Hans On Air 2007
Buddy + Hans On Air  2008
Buddy Lyrics - A
Buddy Lyrics - B + C
Buddy Lyrics - D + E
Buddy Lyrics - F + G
Buddy Lyrics - H + I
Buddy Lyrics - J + K + L
Buddy Lyrics - M + N + O
Buddy Lyrics - P + Q + R
Buddy Lyrics - S + T
Buddy Lyrics - U  -  Z
Buddy On TV
Buddy Rock & Roll Show
Buddy Song List
Buddy's Plans
Buddy Statue Essen
Buddy Statue Lubbock
Canadian Fan Brian Wilson
CD's Down The Line - Rarities
CD's Memorial Collection
CD "Buddy Holly Reloaded"
CD  "Gotta Roll"
CD "Hollybilly"
CD "Listen to me" - Germany
CD "Not Fade Away"
CD  “Ohh!  Annie!”
CD "Stay All Night"
CD "WDP Buddy Holly" El Toro
Clear Lake 2007
Clear Lake 2008
Clear Lake 2008 - Larry
Clear Lake 2008 - Bob
Clear Lake 2008 - Shannon
Clear Lake - NY 2008 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Bob
Clear Lake 2010 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Clive
Clear Lake 2011 - Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 -  Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 Preview
Clovis Music Fest CD
Clovis 2009 Preview
Clovis 2008 Preview
Clovis 2008 - Suzie
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 1
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 2
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 3
Clovis 2008 - Barry Holley
Clovis 2008 - John Mueller
Clovis 2008 - Johnny Rogers
Clovis 2007 - John Beecher
Clovis 2007 - John's Photos
Clovis 2007 - Sonny West
Clovis 2007 -  CNJ Reports
Clovis 2006/1 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/2 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/3 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/4 - Alan Clark
Coroner's Report 1959
Crash Headlines 1959
Crash Site Fan Pics 1
Crash Site Fan Pics 2
Crickets 60's Pics
Crickets Last Performance
Dan Springall's Story
Dave Slater's Tribute CD
Dave Travis - Buddy's Song
Dortmund - Albert Lee
Earl Sinks Story - Part 1
Earl Sinks Story - Part 2
Echo - Buddy's First Love
Elvis Fans Visit Lubbock
Every Day - DLP - France
Fan Memories - 1 Berndt (D) (1)
Fan Memories - 2 Andreas (D)
Fan Memories - 3 Mike (USA)
Fan Memories - 4 Joachim (D)
Fan Memories - 5 Alfred (D)
Fan Memories - 6 Robert (UK)
Fan Memories - 7 Berndt (D) (2)
Fan Memories - 8 Rob (Canada)
Fan Memories - 9 Vic & Jack (UK)
Fan Memories - 10 Jan (NL)
Fan Memories - 11 (various)
Fan Memories - 12 (various)
Fan Memories - 13 Alan (UK)
Gerd Alzen 40 J. Memory Hits
German Buddy Fan Eberhard
Geoff Ashford's Tribute Song
George Oblin Story
Gerd's Ritchie Cassettes
Green Bay - T. Allsup Proclam.
Hans & Maria Elena on TV
Holley Family Photos
Hollywood Star For Buddy
Ian Wood Videos
Jac's Cover Song List
Jac's Bio
Jac's Cover Songs 1
Jac's Cover Songs 2
Jac's Cover Songs 3
Jac's Cover Songs 4
Jac's Cover Songs 5
Jac's Cover Songs 6
Japan CD - Rare
Jerry Naylor  1
Jerry Naylor 2
Jerry Naylor 3
Jerry Naylor 4
Jerry Naylor 5
Jerry Naylor 6
Jerry Naylor 2013
J.P. McDermott Story
Jump With Buddy Holly
Klaus - Crickets - Stars
Little Buddy Holly Photo
Liverpool Tribute 2009
Lubbock Photos 2006
Lubbock Photos 2008
Lubbock Photos 2010
Lubbock Photos 2011
My Buddy Holly Collection 1
My Buddy Holly Collection 2
My Buddy Holly Collection 3
My Buddy Holly Collection 4
My Buddy Holly Collection 5
My Buddy Holly Collection 6
My Buddy Holly Collection 7
My Buddy Holly Collection 8
My Buddy Holly Collection 9
My Buddy Holly Collection 10
My Buddy Holly Collection 11
My Buddy Holly Collection 12
My Buddy Holly Collection 13
Nesman Interview 2003
Peggy Sue's Book
Postcards To Buddy
Quotes About Buddy
Remembrance Ad
Riverside Monument
Rock 'n' Roll Museum
Rollercoaster Buddy LP+CD
Running Man 2-3-2008
Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
Surf Ballroom Poster 1959
Surf Ballroom 2016
Taryn - A True Buddy Fan
The 1959 WDP Film
The Cover Girls
The Final Day
The Last Tour Exhibition
The Shadows About Buddy
The Wieners Tribute Band NL
Till All Times End - Play
Tim M. Otto Story - 1
Tim M. Otto Story - 2
Tribute To Buddy
Up Up And Away
Visiting Buddy 2002
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 1
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 2
Walk Of Fame - Bill Griggs
Worcester Memorial Pics
Young Fan Siobhan Daly
Xmas All Year Long
V. I. P. ' s


                     Buddy  Holly  1958


If you know my Cover Song List, I'm sure you do, then you

read the name J.P. McDermott very often.

A good reason for me to ask J.P. for his Buddy related story.

               Wer meine Cover Song Liste kennt, liest immer wieder den

               Namen J.P. McDermott.  Ein starker Grund für mich, diesen

               absoluten Fan von Buddy Holly und Sänger um seine

               Geschichte zu bitten, die er mir gerne geschickt hat.


                            Here's some general biographical info :

J.P. McDermott is a native of Washington DC. An award winning

singer, he has been playing rockabilly music around the region for

several years, in venues from beer joints to the Smithsonian


His first record, "Last Fool Here" received airplay on radio stations

around the world, and was named Country Recording of Year by the

Washington Area Music Association.

His latest recording "It's Not Too Late" features covers of twelve

lesser-known, but beautiful songs recorded by Buddy Holly.

J.P._McDermott.jpgJ.P. and the wall. He's a real Buddy nut.

                                              J.P. McDermott    -  Photo by C. Zona

                                                Here's  J.P.  McDermott's  Story :

                  I came to be interested in Buddy Holly through a very
fortunate misunderstanding. Growing up in the ashington,

DC area in the 1970's I was exposed to a lot of fifties music.

There was a bit of a revival going on.  One of my favorite
songs was "Run Around Sue".  Browsing through some

45's in a local store, I happened on "Peggy Sue", confusing

it with the other record. 

When I took it bought it and listened to it, I was surprised,

but I was hooked. 

I've been a devoted fan ever since.

Buddy's_buddy_J.P.McDermott.jpgBuddy and his buddy J.P.

                J.P. McDermott in 2009  - Photo by Chip Py

In college I played in a new wave band, but always managed
to get in a few Buddy Holly songs. I was playing a show at a

little dive bar in Washington DC one night in early February

1982 when it occurred to me that it was the anniversary of the
plane crash.  I stopped the set, and we played the only 3 Buddy
songs we (barely) knew -- "Oh Boy", "Maybe Baby", and

"Slippin' and Slidin'".  That planted an idea that would grow over

Soon after I stopped playing in bands for a while -- marriage,

job, kids, etc.  But I kept playing guitar in the living room, and
kept listening to Buddy's music.  Around the turn of the century
I really got the itch to play live again, and started up a band.


What to call it?  Western Bop, of course, after Buddy's early
business card advertising both kinds of music --

"Western and Bop".


                                     This is the superb CD with Buddy Holly cover songs by

                                     J.P. McDermott and his band, Western Bop, from where

                                     I took the titles for my BUDDY COVER SONG LIST. 



                         Once I got established with the new band, I decided to do

a proper celebration of Buddy's remarkable life and music.
I gathered about 9 local bands and singers that first year
(2002) and played all Buddy all night (with the exception
of a couple of Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens numbers).


Each year the show got bigger and bigger.  The 50th
anniversary was remarkable -- a huge turnout at a big
club, followed by one of the peak experiences of my life
-- giving a lecture/concert about Buddy, his life, and
musical legacy at the Smithsonian Institution!

Over the years I have gotten so much joy out of playing
this great music.  We play pretty much everything Buddy
ever recorded, from "I Guess I Was Just A Fool" all the
way through to the Apartment Tapes.  

There is just so much music, of such high quality, recorded
so well, and with such variety that it never grows old.

I'm sure I'll be playing it as long as I live, and hopefully
keeping it alive and fresh so that people hear it, and get
interested, and learn more for themselves.


J.P._Mc_Dermott_and_Western_Bop.jpgJ.P. McDermott and his band "Western Bop".

  Shown here, left to right,

  Bob Newscaster, Tom Bowes, J.P. McDermott, Louie Newmyer.

               Thanks again for your interest, and keep up the great work!

                                                     J.P. McDermott

           A big THANK YOU to J.P. from Hans, editor of BUDDY HOLLY LIVES !