Buddy Holly made music history 61 years ago today

May 25, 2018

That'll Be the Day 

by Buddy Holly And The Crickets

was released on May 27th of 1957

That'll Be the Day reached Number 1 in the UK and Number 3 in the US

Buddy Holly & The Crickets in 1957 from top to bottom

~ drummer Jerry Allison

~ lead guitarist and vocalist Buddy Holly

~ bassist Joe B. Mauldin

That'll Be the Day

was later ranked at Number 39 on Rolling Stone's list of

The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

The recording of That'll Be the Day

was placed in the National Recording Registry in 2005

The National Recording Registry

is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically,

or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States" 

That'll Be the Day 

~ Recorded on February 25, 1957

~ Norman Petty Recording Studio

  • Buddy Holly – lead guitar and vocals

  • Larry Welborn – bass

  • Jerry Allison – drums

  • Niki Sullivan – background vocals

  • June Clark – background vocals

  • Gary Tollett – background vocals

  • Ramona Tollett – background vocals​

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