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Released in 1958, “That’ll Be the Day,” would be Buddy Holly’s last album before his untimely and tragic death from a plane crash along with other early rock greats, the Big Popper and Ritchie Valens. This week’s blog will commemorate the legend of Buddy Holly with his final album.
To set a gloomy mood for the album, a low-toned Buddy Holly begins singing, “You Are My One Desire.” Ironically, the following track, “Blue Days, Black Nights,” has more of an upbeat tone than the song’s album predecessor.
“Modern Don Juan,” and “Ting A Ling” put a little step into your beat as this catchy tune can also make you start finger-snapping as these blues flow like a river from your brains, to your toes.
“Rock Around with Ollie Vee (No. 1)” is a good party track reminiscent of a 1950’s prom song. “That’ll Be the Day” is a remake of his own song from the Cricket’s first album, “The Chirping Crickets,” witch also featured Holly on vocals, becoming one of his most well-known songs.
The up-beat “Love Me” is a plea for his girl to love him as much as he loves her, what more can a guy ask for?
The following track, “I’m Changing All Those Changes” seems a bit jumbled as the faster track blows through. “Don’t Come Back Knockin’” and “Midnight Shift,” are great country songs with a little blues elements to end the album on a great note.
The news shocked the world when fans found out on February 3, 1959 that Buddy Holly had passed away. Now, his music and his legend have lived on for 57 years. His music continues to inspire countless up and coming, and present day artists to continue making music, because anything can happen in just a blink of an eye.