Buddy Holly performs “That’ll Be The Day”

The 1957 recording was certified gold (for over a million US sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1969. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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That’ll Be the Day :

Song written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison, it was the first recording of Buddy, he recorded it twice, the first in 1956 with his first band the Three Tunes for Decca Records at

Lp Cover ( 1958 )
Lp Cover ( 1958 )

Bradley’s Barn, in Nashville, on July 22, 1956. The second recording, was with his new band, the Crickets, was recorded on February 25, 1957, Norman Petty Recording Studio, Clovis, New Mexico, and released in May 1957, for Brunswick records. Holly’s producer, Norman Petty, was credited as a co-writer, although he did not contribute to the composition.
The song was part of their second album, That’s Be the Day (Decca 1958),

The 1957 recording was certified gold (for over a million US sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1969. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Many other versions have been recorded. It was the first recorded song (like a demo disc) by the Quarrymen, the skiffle group that became the Beatles.

First single Buddy Holly & The Three Tunes ( 1956 )
First single Buddy Holly & The Three Tunes ( 1956 )
First single Buddy Holly & The Three Tunes ( 1956 )

July 22, 1956, Bradley’s Barn, Nashville
Buddy Holly – vocals, guitar
Sonny Curtis – guitar
Don Guess – bass
Jerry Allison – drums

 

 

 

 

Second Single Buddy holly & The Crickets ( 1957 )
Second Single Buddy holly & The Crickets ( 1957 )

 

February 25, 1957, Norman Petty Recording Studio
Buddy Holly – lead guitar and vocals
Larry Welborn – bass
Jerry Allison – drums
Niki Sullivan – background vocals
June Clark – background vocals
Gary Tollett – background vocals
Ramona Tollett – background vocals

 

 

Some versions :

The Ravens 1957 ( Argo Records )
The Everly Brothers 1963 ( Warner )
Bobby Vee & The Crickets 1963 ( Liberty )
Flamin Groovies 1971 ( Budah Records )
Foghat 1974 ( Warner )
Linda Rodstadt 1976 ( Asylum Records )

Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day Lyrics

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, you give me all your lovin’ and your turtle dovin’
All your hugs and kisses and your money, too
Well, you know you love me, baby
Still you tell me, maybe
That some day, well, I’ll be blue

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, when Cupid shot his dart
He shot it at your heart
So if we ever part and I leave you
You say you told me, an’ you told me boldly
That someday, well, I’ll be blue

Well, that’ll be the day when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day when you make me cry
You say you gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well that’ll be the day, ooh hoo
That’ll be the day, ooh hoo
That’ll be the day, ooh hoo
That’ll be the day

by the Quarrymen ( 1958 )
by the Quarrymen ( 1958 )

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