Buddy Holly (album)

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Buddy Holly
Studio album by Buddy Holly
Released February 20, 1958
Recorded April 8, 1957 – January 26, 1958, Clovis, New Mexico, New York City
Length 24:35
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
Buddy Holly
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly's debut solo album and his second album overall (following The "Chirping" Crickets in 1957), released in February 1958. Although billed as a solo record, the personnel once again features Holly's band, the Crickets, accompanying him. Approximately one year later, Holly was killed in a plane crash. It contains one of Holly's best known songs, "Peggy Sue". Some re-releases contain the tracks from Holly's next single, "Early In the Morning" backed with "Now We're One", and "Take Your Time", the B-side of the single "Rave On".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" (Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty) – 2:14
  2. "Peggy Sue" (Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty) – 2:30
  3. "Look At Me" (Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty) – 2:07
  4. "Listen to Me" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 2:22
  5. "Valley of Tears" (Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew) – 2:09
  6. "Reddy Teddy" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco) – 1:32
Side 2
  1. "Everyday" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 2:09
  2. "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" (Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton)i – 2:12
  3. "Words of Love" (Buddy Holly) – 1:56
  4. "You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 1:37
  5. "Rave On!" (Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty) – 1:50
  6. "Little Baby" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, C.W. Kendall Jr.) – 1:57


The Crickets[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]



Year Single Chart Position
1957 "Peggy Sue" Billboard Pop Singles 3


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds.) (1979). The Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House, Rolling Stone Press. p. 173.