The Who bassman was busy working theaters, halls and arenas across North America on his first tour in his own name in early 1975.
Tragically, the country queen was killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee on March 5, 1963.
One of the great double-sided hits of the era paired ‘Long Tall Sally' with ‘Slippin’ and Slidin.''
The Rolling Stones’ classic cover of Buddy Holly’s 'Not Fade Away' was the group’s third UK single and their first to be released in America.
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock'n'roll original.
Ely took his customised blend of early rock‘n’roll, rockabilly and Tex-Mex to a punk audience and far beyond.
On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and JP (The Big Bopper) Richardson died in a tragic plane crash. It's an event that has come to be known as 'the day...
On January 26, 1956, Buddy made his first ever recordings, credited to Buddy and the Two Tones.
If you’re a key member of a successful band, the solo bug will bite. Here we salute some of the most notable artists who found life after the band.
The guitarist is revered for his work with the 1950s rock 'n' roll hero, after Buddy split with the original Crickets.
One of the happy moments in Ritchie's all-too-brief career came on 29 December 1958, when he entered the Billboard Hot 100 with the classic 'La Bamba.'
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
‘Clear Lake’ tells the story of how Buddy Holly and his contemporaries birthed the sound of rock’n’roll, while changing the course of civil rights in America.
The album advertised the artist's rare ability to interpret UK and US pop, the country, soul and folk flavours of her past and the West Coast album sound.