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Old 02-02-09, 10:24 PM   #1
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50th Anniversary of Buddy Holly's Death

February 3rd 1959 was the Day the Music Died. Buddy Holly passed into eternity but left us some of the most timeless and awe insiring music.

It is 50 years since he left us. His influence on so many of Rocks greatest artists is beyond measure. So as you go about your day today give a thought and a prayer to Buddy. Thank you!
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Wow...great reminder! The "music" is the person who truly inspired the birth of rock & roll, IMO.

We miss ya buddy, but we sure as hell don't forget ya!!!

Buddy Hollly - True Love Waits

Buddy Hollly - Peggy Sue
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Geeze, has it been that long?

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Waylon Jennings (RIP) gave up his seat on the plane that night so that one of the others could make the trip. Forty years afterwards, when he spoke of it, he still carried a heavy guilt.

Buddy Holly was way ahead of his time.
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Waylon Jennings (RIP) gave up his seat on the plane that night so that one of the others could make the trip. Forty years afterwards, when he spoke of it, he still carried a heavy guilt.
I believe a similar thing happened with Jimmie Vaughn when Stevie Ray died in the helicopter crash. so sad.
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I was raised on a steady stream of Buddy Holly tunes, thanks to my dad. RIP Buddy!
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Waaaaaaaay ahead of his time.
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Would this even be a thread if he didn't die during the height of his career.


The best career move for an artist is to die while you are on top.
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Buddy Holly was way ahead of his time.
I like Buddy Holly's music but how was he ahead of his time?

I do not see any great innovation in his music.
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I like Buddy Holly's music but how was he ahead of his time?

I do not see any great innovation in his music.
you're not looking close enough. It's like watching Citizen Kane or Space 2001: A Space Odyssey; unless you place yourself in that time frame it is difficult to gauge how groundbreaking it was. You may as well say the Beatles or Hendrix weren't ahead of their time. Any guitar player who's ever watched DA Pennebaker's film of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival gets Hendrix' impact easily - you get endless jingle jangle until almost the end of the film, and Henrdix' guitar sounds so different it's like a creature from another planet....in fact he was the only one with a Marshall stack and the skillz in using it.

As much as I hate the Gary Busey film, they do show some of it, especially as Buddy gets to be a bigger star.

Different instrumentation than standard r&r (adding unusual instruments - and not for a comical gimmick effect - or stripping things down to minimal instrumentation).

Writing most of his own songs.

More adventurous harmonies (vocals sung in fifths, and composition beyond I-IV-V-vi). (True Love Ways and Peggy Sue being the best examples, with the latter featuring a flatted VI chord on the chorus)

Doubletracking his own vocal harmonies.

Was one of the first to use a Fender Strat, tho that's no biggie. Dick Dale and Hendrix were the ones to exploit that.
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Wow...great reminder! The "music" is the person who truly inspired the birth of rock & roll, IMO.

We miss ya buddy, but we sure as hell don't forget ya!!!

Buddy Hollly - True Love Waits

Buddy Hollly - Peggy Sue

The day that music died all right.
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Would this even be a thread if he didn't die during the height of his career.


The best career move for an artist is to die while you are on top.
I believe he still would be because he was such an innovator.

I agree going out on top is a great move. Lance is an idiot for coming back.


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I like Buddy Holly's music but how was he ahead of his time?

I do not see any great innovation in his music.
You apparently don't know the era or anything about him though. He was probably the first act who really pushed the boundaries and got rock & roll "started". Everybody back then bowed down to the record companies and the 'hit parade' and kept things the way THEY wanted. Nobody had the balls to stand up and do they music "they" wanted. Buddy was one of (if not THE) first.

About the only other person who can probably come close to his legacy is Elvis from about the same time frame and I don't think Elvis stood up to do 'his music' from the beginning. Wasn't his early music very 'country' sounding?
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you're not looking close enough. It's like watching Citizen Kane or Space 2001: A Space Odyssey; unless you place yourself in that time frame it is difficult to gauge how groundbreaking it was. You may as well say the Beatles or Hendrix weren't ahead of their time. Any guitar player who's ever watched DA Pennebaker's film of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival gets Hendrix' impact easily - you get endless jingle jangle until almost the end of the film, and Henrdix' guitar sounds so different it's like a creature from another planet....in fact he was the only one with a Marshall stack and the skillz in using it.

As much as I hate the Gary Busey film, they do show some of it, especially as Buddy gets to be a bigger star.

Different instrumentation than standard r&r (adding unusual instruments - and not for a comical gimmick effect - or stripping things down to minimal instrumentation).

Writing most of his own songs.

More adventurous harmonies (vocals sung in fifths, and composition beyond I-IV-V-vi). (True Love Ways and Peggy Sue being the best examples, with the latter featuring a flatted VI chord on the chorus)

Doubletracking his own vocal harmonies.

Was one of the first to use a Fender Strat, tho that's no biggie. Dick Dale and Hendrix were the ones to exploit that.
His different instrumentation were in his more obscure songs.

I believe alot of musicians state that he was one of thier major influences, because they were jumping on the Buddy Holly bandwagon.

Sure he was probably the first major performer who used a strat, but Dick Dale and Hendrix went way over anything Buddy Holly ever did.

In fact Dick Dale got his first strat in 1955.

I still don't think Buddy Holly was ahead of his time.

I do think his music is timeless though, which in my mind is a much better thing.
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THEY wanted. Nobody had the balls to stand up and do they music "they" wanted. Buddy was one of (if not THE) first.

About the only other person who can probably come close to his legacy is Elvis from about the same time frame and I don't think Elvis stood up to do 'his music' from the beginning. Wasn't his early music very 'country' sounding?
Buddy Hollys first music was Country sounding.
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You mean the label that he immediately quit because they were trying to force him to do that?
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You mean the label that he immediately quit because they were trying to force him to do that?
You took that from the movie, not real life.
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You took that from the movie, not real life.
You are right I did. That may be a mistake. Do you have evidence otherwise?

This doesn't list it as an inaccuracy (not that I trust Wikipedia as the end all of information).
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The best career move for an artist is to die while you are on top.
Plays hell with the personal life, though.


Of course, in Kurt Cobain's case, death was probably the right call since the alternative was more Courtney Love.
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You are right I did. That may be a mistake. Do you have evidence otherwise?

This doesn't list it as an inaccuracy (not that I trust Wikipedia as the end all of information).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bud...y#Inaccuracies
Well the only record labels that ever released any of his songs including his country songs was Decca for one. Or a subsidary of Decca.
Prove me wrong.

http://www.history-of-rock.com/buddy_holly.htm

Next you are going to tell me He crashed his motorcycle while refusing to wear a helmet...... O wait that is Gary Busey.....

Pgoat had all valid arguments, all were correct, And I learned something off of him.

You were condescending and wrong.
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