Saturday, February 2, 2019

60th anniversary of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper plane crash/ Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour 02-03-19

We look back 60 years ago to that plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper on February 3rd, 1959.  We'll spin tunes from each of those along with Dion and Waylon Jennings.  Dion also shares memories of Buddy, Sonny Curtis sings of the real Buddy story and we also hear a track from a recent release of Buddy Holly and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Listen for a snippet of a Dick Clark interview from 1958 with Buddy & The Crickets as well.  Rave on!!!

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Larry Welborn, Buddy Holly, Bob Montgomery

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Intro Voice Over- Rob "Cool Daddy" Dempsey
Intro Music Bed: Brian Setzer- "Rockabilly Blues"

Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery (with Sonny Curtis)- 
"Midnight Shift" (alternate version with false start)
Ritchie Valens- "Ooh! My Head"
Dion on Buddy Holly
Dion & The Belmonts- "I Wonder Why" (with studio chatter)
The Big Bopper- "Chantilly Lace"
Ritchie Valens- "Donna"
The Crickets- "Maybe Baby"

Buddy Holly (with Waylon Jennings handclaps)- 
"You're The One" (recorded at KLLL in Lubbock, TX)
Dion & The Belmonts
(Waylon Jennings far left)
Dick Clark interview with Buddy Holly & The Crickets
The Crickets- "It's So Easy"
The Big Bopper- "White Lightning"
Buddy Holly- "Heartbeat"
Dion- "Hug My Radiator"
Ritchie Valens- "La Bamba"
Newsreel from plane crash
Buddy Holly- "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"
(recorded at Buddy's apartment 
11 Fifth Ave, New York City Dec. 14, 1958)
Ritchie Valens- "Boney Maroney"
Dion- "Oh Boy"
Sonny Curtis- "Real Buddy Holly Story"
Buddy Holly & The Crickets with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-
"Rave On"
Ritchie Valens on stage

Outro Music Bed: Link Wray- "That'll Be The Day"

Buddy Holly setlist February 2nd Surf Ballroom
Clear Lake, IA:
Gotta Travel On
Salty Dog Rag
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Peggy Sue
That'll Be The Day
It's So Easy
Oh Boy
Early In The Morning
Rave On
Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Ritchie Valens setlist February 2nd:
La Bamba
Come On, Let's Go
Fast Freight

The Big Bopper setlist February 2nd:
Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper's Wedding
Witch Doctor and The Purple People Eater

Dion & The Belmonts setlist February 2nd:
Still researching and will post when found.

Buddy Holly (with Waylon Jennings & Tommy Allsup)
Clear Lake Iowa February 2, 1959

Waylon, Buddy, Tommy

Buddy and Dion

Ritchie Valens, Dion, Big Bopper on stage
Winter Dance Party tour 1959