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Buddy Holly - Greatest Hits

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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 items)
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Description: The early Elvis was often moony-eyed, and the Platters had their share (and someone else's, too) of romantic ballad hits, but it was Buddy Holly who all but single-handedly introduced the concept of sweetness to rock & roll. Not just on hushed near-ballads like "Everyday" either, but in many of his fastest numbers as well: "Peggy Sue," "I'm Gonna Love You Too." Even when he plays the tough guy on "Rave On," he comes on like a secret teddy bear. That understanding of love's currents, along with Holly's ingeniously calibrated performances and straightforward songwriting, make his records ... (more)
Manufacturer: Mca
Release date: 14 March 1995
EAN: 0008811121327 UPC: 008811121327
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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"Definitive overview of lost ’50s rocker Holly’s death on February 3, 1959 — “the day the music died,” sang Don McLean — robbed ’50s rock of its most promising white songwriter. His records didn’t match the excitement of his live shows, but they compensated with simplicity and a sophistication that remains a songwriting benchmark. Standout tracks: “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue”"