420 The Chirping Crickets

Buddy Holly. Do I really need to go on? Well, okay, for those that don’t know. Holly was an American musician in the 1950s. He is famous for That’ll Be the Day and Peggy Sue, among other songs. He died in a plane crash in 1959, which also killed Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and the pilot. February 3, 1959 quickly became known as The Day the Music Died.

Holly played with The Crickets from ’56 - ’58. It was with them that That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, and Oh, Boy!. They released the album The Chirping Crickets in 1957 (Brunswick). 

Overall, I can’t say I liked it. Sure, the songs that I’m familiar with are great and representative of the era they hail from but the other stuff was just stuff. It seems the current digital release is longer than the original. Currently, it has 16 songs and clocks in at about 34 minutes but originally it stopped at song number 12. The longest song on the album is a little over two-and-a-half minutes. For some reason, I found the shortness of the songs amusing. I think it was pretty normal for the time.