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 Brunswick
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
Buddy Holly
That'll Be the Day
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" b/w "Now We're One" as well as the B-side to his "Rave On!" single, "Take Your Time".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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. "Ready Teddy"   Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco 1:32
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Everyday"   Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 2:09
8. "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues"   Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton 2:12
9. "Words of Love"   Buddy Holly 1:56
10. "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care"   Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 1:37
11. "Rave On!"   Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty 1:50
12. "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 (Editors). The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st edition, Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, p. 173.