BEHIND THE GROOVES: a music blog by Jeff Harris

On this day in music history: February 20, 1958 - The self-titled second album by Buddy Holly is released. Produced by Norman Petty and Bob Thiele, it is recorded at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM and Decca Studios in New York City, between April 8, 1957 and January 26, 1958. Though it is credited as a Buddy Holly solo album, it does include musical backing by his band The Crickets as well as producer Petty and his wife Vi. It includes such classics as “Peggy Sue” (#3 Pop and R&B), “Everyday”, and “Rave On”. “Buddy Holly” will not chart on the Billboard album chart, but in time will be regarded as a seminal and influential early rock & roll album.