Buddy Holly died way before I was even a twinkle in my old man's eye. Yet, I really like his music and I always have. I do not know whether I would be classified as a fan however I have a few albums. This post is being written as I sit in the office waiting for a colleague to send her work through for editing. As I punch away on the keyboard I am listening to Golden Greats which is a 1989 compilation of Buddy Holly classics.
My introduction to Buddy Holly was through my dad and his collection of vinyl 45s. I am old enough to claim to be born before the CD generation. Those were the days, the good old days, sitting around an old GMV record player screaming along at the top of our lungs.
I guess my understanding of the importance of Buddy Holly and his contributions to music are to be found in Don McLean's, American Pie. I have the original album somewhere and a few more copies that have been digitally remastered and the like.
My favourite Buddy Holly song is "True Love Ways".