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Sonny Curtis (1990)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1990

From Buddy Holly to the Clash: songwriter/guitarist Curtis talks about his time with Holly and his lengthy association with the Crickets; the number of mistakes in the movie The Buddy Holly Story; backing the Everly Brothers, plus their cover of his 'Walk Right Back'; writing 'I Fought The Law', the mystery of Bobby Fuller's death, and the Clash's version of his most famous song; hanging out with Eric Clapton; writing The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme tune, and jingles; his lengthy association with Waylon Jennings, and his return to Nashville.

File format: mp3; file size: 68.3mb, interview length: 1h 11' 10" sound quality: *****

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Crickets May Have To Tour Without Jerry Allison

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 28 July 1962

JERRY ALLISON, longest-serving member of the Crickets, whose 'Don't Ever Change' is still climbing our Top Twenty, may not be able to get to England ...

The Crickets, The Rivingtons, Gene McDaniels: Liberty Chief Was Surprised By Crickets' Hit!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 September 1962

DO YOU LIKE a real, bluesy, earthy, down-south American sound? If you do, then your ears will flap when you listen to 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow', a new ...

Ifield's Hit Turns Bobby Vee To C And W!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 27 October 1962

THE SUCCESS of Frank Ifield in America has really converted Bobby Vee to country and western music! "I had no idea that C and W ...

The Crickets: Our first tour and we're glad it's in England

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 27 October 1962

I'VE JUST received a nine page letter from the Crickets, who arrive tomorrow (Friday) for their tour with Bobby Vee, which opens on November 3, ...

The Crickets: Back In Style

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 11 October 1975

BUDDY HOLLY SO overshadowed The Crickets that one tends to forget that they went on to produce some very creditable work on their own after ...

Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, The Crickets: Constitution Hall, Washington DC

Live Review by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 24 April 1980

IN THE world of Waylon Jennings, the law is something to be outside of, barrooms are smoky, bottles empty; women are difficult, or at least ...

Nanci Griffith, the Crickets: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 10 November 1997

Nanci Griffith's Long Look Back ...

The Crickets: In Style with the Crickets

Sleeve notes by Colin Escott, Bear Family Records, 2001

IT WASN'T AN ORIGINAL name; there was another group called the Crickets that had dented the Rhythm 'n' Blues charts a few years earlier, but ...

The Crickets: "We were the first ugly band!"

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Holdship, MOJO, October 2004

Author's note: This is the piece originally submitted to MOJO as a sidebar to Greil Marcus' Buddy Holly feature "The Lost Boy". ...

see also Buddy Holly

see also Albert Lee

see also Sonny Curtis


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