The rest in fact have followed on from their example.
Even England’s best export, The Beatles were so influenced by them that they wanted to name their band after an insect.
That band of course is The Crickets the original outfit who backed sang and strummed along to the legendary Buddy Holly.
In their own right even though there was a few changes of personell they have stamped their own individual styling on the pop and country world.
If furthur proof of their musical status be need they released an album in 2004 entitled ‘The Crickets and Their Buddies’ which featured classic songs from their career and guest appearances from Cricket appreciators, Eric Clapton, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Waylon Jennings, John Prine, Graham Nash, Bobby Vee and a whole host more.
Their latest release is entitled ‘The Crickets-Turning On The Country’ and is a treat to behold.
From the opening track ‘Do You Wanna Be Loved’ (featuring Nanci Griffith) through to the last ‘Too Much Monday Morning’ you know you’re in for a musical feast of great guitar picking, vocal harmonies and memorable catchy songs.
The wonderful thing about listening to this legendary team of singer songwriters is that all these years down the line their music is as fresh as it was then, only now we’re listening to new songs.
Members Jerry Allison, Joe B Mauldin, and Sonny Curtis were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2008 where with guest guitarist Keith Richard they performed ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘Not Fade Away’.
Their music on this new release shows why they deserve such an accolade.
It’s sheer ‘country’ magic.
The Crickets-Turning On The Country’ HHO Records