Years later, Dylan would say Holly’s spirit was with him…..

31 Jan

On January 31, 1959

Seventeen-year-old Robert Zimmerman drove from Hibbing to the Duluth Armory to see Buddy Holly and the Crickets perform on this day in 1959. The youth soon to become Bob Dylan stood close, absorbing the music by another small-town boy playing the guitar and singing. Three days later, Holly was dead in a plane crash.
Years later, Dylan would say Holly‘s spirit was with him as he wrote songs for his album “Time Out of Mind.” “I was 3 feet away from him, and he looked at me,” Dylan said as he accepted a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1998. “I know he was with us all the time we were making this record in some kind of way.”

 

Buddy Holly and the Crickets made an appearance on the Arthur Murray Dance Party on December 29, 1957

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