Saturday, March 13, 2010

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Above is a great 1957 video of Buddy Holly (1936-1959) and the Crickets singing "Peggy Sue." One has to admire the restraint of his audience - standing like statues until the end of the performance when they politely clap. Rock and Roll was still so young that a lot of folks didn't quite know what to do.

Though it isn't a period video (but rather a montage of photos), here is a Father Hollywood oldies bonus track of one of my faves, "Rock Around With Ollie Vee." While on the topic and at no extra charge, here is a live 1957 performance of "That'll Be the Day."

What did we ever do before YouTube?

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