Buddy Holly opens for Elvis Presley

15 Oct

Buddy Holly saw Elvis Presley sing in Lubbock at the “Big D Jamboree” in 1955, and began to incorporate a rockabilly style, similar to the Sun Records sound, which had a strong rhythm acoustic and slap bass.[5] On October 15, 1955, Holly, along with Bob Montgomery and Larry Welborn, opened the bill for Presley[6] in Lubbock, catching the eye of a Nashville talent scout.[8] Holly’s transition to rock continued when he opened for Bill Haley & His Comets at a local show organized by Eddie Crandall, the manager for Marty Robbins.[6]

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