It’s fifty years to the day since Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash. They were aged between 17 and 28 and Buddy Holly, in particular, was a huge loss to the music world, as this video proves.
The Fifties didn’t fare well in our discussions about the best decade for music. With the Seventies running away with the poll, the era of Buddy and Co. received not a single vote.
Regardless, it’s favourite songs from the Rock and Roll days today, please.