Young Buddy (From the Roddy Jordan Collection)
A New Buddy Holly Photo Revealed ???
Today a friend of mine sent me a photo, that appeared out of a sudden on the internet.
© Bill Francis
It reminded me of the photo sessions the Crickets had in London in March 1958.
© Bill Francis (with written permission of Proud Galleries, London)
© Bill Francis
The solution is quite simple. Yesterday I received the very photo ,
from which Buddy was merely 'cut out'.
Colours were added afterwards.
The Beginnings Of Buddy Holly & The Crickets
(New On YouTube in March 2021)
© YouTube 2021
Screenshots only !
Quote Frank Merrison (via Lothar Pedd) :
A 30 minute run through of their story edited together from three separate interviews with JI, Sonny & Joe B in 2008.
I had seen the full JI interview before. Some nice photos shown including a very early one of Sonny I had not seen before.
No mention of ME or Earl Sinks. Well worth 30 minutes of your time.
Thanks for sharing, guys!
Sonny Curtis with Jo Ann Winchester
(Colours added by my mate Peter F. Dunnet from the UK)
I received a mail from my mate Roddy Jordan from Australia about the photo above:
"This photo was sent to me the other day and it is
obviously Sonny looking very young and dapper.
I emailed Sonny and he told me the following:"
It's really a blast from the past. The girl is Jo Ann Winchester.
She was the Texas FFA (Future Farmers of America) Sweetheart
and I was the Texas FFA entertainer.
(See the original photo on "Bits & Pieces 7")
Buddy, Sonny & Friends
Here are 2 photos with Buddy and Sonny surrounded by friends.
Many thanks to Jochen Rehberg from Portugal !
These 2 photos are of inferior quality because they were photographed from the PC screen,
thus contained wavy lines. Therefore I do not show them in their original size.
UK Show in Wycombe:
"Rock Around With Buddy"
© 2021 Wycombe Swan
Good luck for the new theatre production.
There is always the Covid pandemic in the back of your mind,
but hopefully by June things can be better than they were in the winter.
The Buddy Holly Hall And Tourism
© 2021 KCBD (USA)
The Performing Hall, "The Crickets Theater", the "Rave On Restaurant"
and many other attractions are waiting for visitors . . .
BIG ARTISTIC 'TALENT SHOW' FROM IRELAND
The Buddy Holly Convention
Limerick Ireland 1986
You MUST see them dance !
Better late than never :
WHAT A REVIEW !
A CD-Sampler Review from 2011
CD: "RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY"
© Ox - Fanzine (Germany) # 97 Aug Sep 2011
This review from Germany made me smile,
as it was unusual, funny and true.
I tried my very best to translate it for you.
I'm not perfect at English,
as it is not my native language!
Sicherlich auch ein Spaß für die deutschen Leser, mal auf so eine Kritik zu stoßen!
Tribute samplers are always a tricky business. Often, a lot of talentless croppy stuff gathers to reverently pay homage to a "hero". The whole project then usually sinks into the lack of ideas of the performers. Fortunately, things are different with the sampler for Buddy Holly's 75th birthday. The range of artists is enormous, the variety of styles huge, the creative output (for a covers record) enormously high. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, the fish stinks from the head, and the biggest names also turn out to be the most gruesome performers. The only total failure is, thank God, the absolutely unlistenable "It's So Easy", with which a certain Paul McCartney probably makes one of the worst recordings of his career.
More interesting are FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, who endow "Not Fade Away" with industrial bayou flair, STROKES singer Julian Casablanca's "Rave On", which is strongly reminiscent of Alan Vegas' Noise-A-Billy, and the stunning electro-rock'n'roll of Ce Lo Green on "Baby You're So Square". Grumpy Lou Reed yelps at a lady called "Peggy Sue", Fiona Apple and Jon Brion pine at each other on "Everyday", the DETROIT COBRAS have the right "Heartbeat", and even a chav rocker like Kid Rock makes "Well Alright" sound alright.
An interesting sampler with clearly more light than shadow, which honours Buddy's mercilessly good, timeless songwriting, precisely because no one is awestruck here.
Vielen Dank an meinen Freund Heinz Griesbach für die letzten 4 Beiträge !
Many thanks to my friend Heinz Griesbach from Germany for the last 4 topics !
When we talk about Sampler CD's, here's another one:
(My own research)
"Rockin' In The Graveyard"
I personally don't find this cover of a sampler CD very tasteful.
Nevertheless, I wanted to show it so that everyone can form their own opinion.
A Quite Unusual Buddy Holly Music Review
Anyone who often visits YouTube will know the
processes exactly, as they recur time and again.
Someone uploads a music track that is accompanied
by a slideshow, a still image or a video.
It is always this "ritual" that is broken here.
This man has uploaded a series of extraordinary
videos on YouTube, where he can be seen in his
living room presenting old vinyl records.
(Uploaded Feb 3, 2021)
I think it's successful because it finally throws the old rites overboard.
This cool guy talks about Buddy and "Rock Around With Ollie Vee", "Midnight Shift" and "Reminiscing".
Well done, keep on the good work !