February 2017
more... Big BopperApril 2009Buddy HollyRitchie Valens

50 Winters Later: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

Graham Nash, Joe Ely, original Cricket Sonny Curtis, Sir Timothy Rice,
Bobby Vee and original Cricket Joe B. Mauldin. Curtis is playing a
recent production Strat strung with flatwound 13s (!) and Mauldin
is playing a sticker-festooned ‘38 Kay upright with a String Charger
pickup owned by Tommy Vee, who plays for his dad, Bobby.

Smithereen Pat Dinizio was primed for covering Holly, having just recorded a tribute album called Pat DiNizio/Buddy Holly for Koch Records. Here DiNizio plays a Taylor 110.

Dave Mason’s version of “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” was a big hit with the crowd. Mason’s rock resume includes co-founding Traffic, writing “Feeling Alright” and “We Just Disagree,” and playing acoustic on Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along the Watchtower.” Here Mason is playing a relic’d Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster.

The night’s audience included many people who were at the show 50 years ago.

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