Texas rockabilly singer/songwriter Buddy Holly signs a contract with Decca Records for himself alone.
Returning to Lubbock, he forms a band (Three Tunes; later called The Crickets) and begins recording with Norman Petty. Coral Records then signs the band! That’ll Be the Day (with -no- singing by the band!) is recorded on February 25, 1957. In August it becomes their first hit single (US#3,UK#1).
BTW actor Gary Busey does a great job portraying Buddy in 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story.
That’ll Be the Day Vi Petty studio tour (4m)
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▷AD: ‘That Clovis Sound’▹ ▷Rockabilly HOF:Petty▹ ( Petty site )
Kazuya Kosaka & Wagon Masters
Over 60 musicians perform; the event continues through 1977. In 1956 a rock craze was ignited in Japan when the group Kazuya Kosaka and the Wagon Masters cover Heartbreak Hotel; it’s followed by a rokabiri boom.
▷Japan Times▹ ▷Eijiyamamoto:J-pop▹
NYC punk, new-wave band Television, having
- • started as the Neon Boys in 1972
• recorded a demo produced by Brian Eno that was turned down by Island Records
• lost Richard Hell to The Heartbreakers and Voidoids (Verlaine told him to ‘stop jumping around’)
• and acquired Blondie bassist Fred Smith to replace him …
releases its now-classic debut album Marquee Moon on Elektra Records (7E-1098).
Marquee Moon Prove It (live)
Failing to chart in the US (…figures…), it hits the top-30 in the UK thanks to NME (which today ranks it 4th of all time). Rolling Stone ranks it #128.
( Fansite ) Interview
See also: The Blank Generation