Weekly Band Profile: Buddy Holly

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Name: Buddy Holly
From: Lubbock, Texas
Lifespan: 1936-1959
Genre: Rock and roll
(official albums)

The “Chirping” Crickets
Buddy Holly
That’ll Be the Day
His influence on not only the early days of Rock n Roll but still music today cannot be ignored, arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time Buddy Holly wasn’t around long but his impact was phenomenal. Starting out forming the band ‘The Crickets’ he went on to a solo career as well, having both at the same time until he wanted to go to New York and his band wanted to go back to Lubbock. Specialising in simple rock songs that were a blend of rock n roll and rockabilly a few years was all it took to leave his mark on the world and become a guaranteed member of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Through the years he has been featured in movies such as ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ played by Gary Busey, and ‘La Bamba’ played by Marshall Crenshaw. There’s also been many songs written about or featuring Buddy Holly such as Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’ and Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’. The McLean song revolved around The Day the Music Died which is the day that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot of the plane died in a plane crash.

Weekly Band Profile: The Doors

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Name: The Doors
From: Los Angeles, California
Web Site: http://www.thedoors.com/
Lifespan: 1965–1973
Genre: Rock, Rock and roll, Psychedelic rock, acid rock, Classic rock
Best Release: The Doors, Strange Days, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman (As you can see, this wasn’t an easy choice)
(Albums only, not including Demos, Live, Compilations, Archives or Singles)
The Doors
Strange Days
Waiting for the Sun
The Soft Parade
Morrison Hotel
L.A. Woman
Other Voices
Full Circle
An American Prayer
One of my favorite bands of all time, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger formed The Doors. However due to Jim Morrison being fucking crazy and writing 99% of the material most people just know him. They had a great career surrounded by a lot of conversely mostly due to Jim. In the end Morrison died in Paris, or so one story goes. Like Elvis that’s also up in the air as to weather or not Jim Morrison is really dead. That’s an entire story all on it’s own so I’m not even going to attempt to branch out to it, look it up if you’re interested. During the time they were a band with Morrison they only put out top notch albums, all of them are great. However after the leader died the band kept trying to go and put out two more albums, both of which are fucking awful.


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