Not only was it Glossop Record Club’s 3rd birthday, but with the help of rock & roll historian Bill Jubb we celebrated the 80th birthday of Buddy Holly with a selection of songs from throughout Buddy’s short but prolific career and plenty of stories along the way. Bill was ably assisted by friend and fellow Buddy Holly superfan Chris. We even had one attendee who was lucky enough to have seen Holly in concert at Sheffield City Hall in 1958 (and still has the ticket stub to prove it). We were also treated to live music by Steve Roberts with a song about his own connection to Buddy Holly.
We’ll be back on Thursday 13th October for a night of Punk, details soon.
All tracks by Buddy Holly unless stated.
Jerry Lee Lewis – Real Wild Child
The Beatles – Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Everly Brothers – Love Is Strange
Bryan Ferry – Baby, I Don’t Care
The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away
Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
Chuck Berry – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Little Richard – Ready Teddy
Fats Domino – Valley Of Tears
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
The Beatles – Words Of Love
The Everly Brothers – That’ll Be The Day
Two-Timin’ Woman (1949)
Bob Montgomery & Buddy Holly – I’ll Just Pretend (1952)
Don’t Come Back Knockin’ (1955)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (alternate take, 1956)
Buddy Holly With The Three Tunes – Baby Let’s Play House (Rollercoaster Records)
Baby Let’s Play House/Bo Diddley/Blue Monday/Good Rockin’ Tonight
The “Chirping” Crickets (Coral, 1957)
Oh, Boy!/Not Fade Away/You’ve Got Love/Maybe Baby/It’s Too Late/Tell Me How/That’ll Be The Day/I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love/An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)/Send Me Some Lovin’
Buddy Holly (Coral, 1958)
I’m Gonna Love You Too/Peggy Sue/Look At Me/Listen To Me/Everyday/Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues/Words Of Love/(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care/Rave On
Steve Roberts – Buddy Holly Sung The Songs (live performance) (free download here)
The Famous Apartment Tapes (Prism Records)
Learning The Game/Crying, Waiting, Hoping/Love Is Strange/Dearest/That’s What They Say
The Crickets – Think It Over
The Hollies – Tell Me How (from Buddy Holly lp, Polydor, 1980)
The Whirlwinds – Look At Me (from The Beat Merchants: British Beat Groups 1963-1964, United Artists, 1976)
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