Sunday, February 25, 2007

50 Years Ago Today? That'll Be The Day

They recorded it initially on July 22, 1956, but BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS didn't like their original version of "THAT'LL BE THE DAY," a song inspired by John Ford's film "The Searchers" and a catchphrase used in the film by John Wayne.
So, the band and producer Norman Petty convened in Clovis, N.M. to record the definitive version of what would become a No. 1 single on Feb. 25, 1957.
I'm listening to some Holly tunes to celebrate while waiting for our OSCAR PARTY to begin in about two hours.


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