365 Days of Album Recommendations – June 6

Buddy Holly – A Rock & Roll Collection

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More proof that the vinyl buyer skills I built up while working at Rasputin’s 1000 years ago have still not atrophied. I got this for $2 just last weekend! I mean, I grew up with this double album, man!

Honestly, of all the artists we’ve lost young, Buddy Holly, even more so than Jimi Hendrix, is the one I really, really, really wish would have lived long enough for us to find out what else he was going to do. He was just SO young, but had already showed creative mastery over SO much.

SO sad.

Contrary to Don McLean’s claim, the music didn’t die, but it took a horrible, horrible hit from which it’s never quite recovered.


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