Back in September of last year, I was sent a free copy of a new Buddy Holly tribute album that had just been released, to review on my other blog. This was awesome for multiple reasons. First of all, I love getting free stuff, and receiving review copies makes me feel like a proper writer :) Secondly, I have loved Buddy Holly’s music ever since I was a little kid, so it was a treat to revisit it and listen to other artists’ interpretations of his songs.
I was just thinking about Buddy’s music again yesterday. There’s a reason that his body of work has remained popular over the years since his death (which was over 50 years ago, after all!) His songs were often simple, but so good. Perfect pop songs, pure and joyful.
Here’s one of my all-time favourites, ‘Peggy Sue’. I am thoroughly enjoying this video footage of the Crickets performing the song on the Arthur Murray Dance Party in 1957. I’ve never really thought of his music in the context of formal ballroom-style dancing, but it just goes to show that it is pretty perfect in almost any context!