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3 million Buddy Holly Fans Can't Be Wrong



© Angelika Kart

Incl. songs about the crash, the 3 Stars and songs mentioning the 3 Stars

or dedicated to the 3 Stars. This list is incomplete;  I'm quite sure that

nobody has the total knowledge. Please contact me for any addition !



Für mich immer noch 
"der" Tribute Song.

Da läuft es mir noch heute kalt den Rücken runter beim Anhören. Es muss allerdings die allererste Version sein mit dem "richtigen" Text.

Mike Berry hat inzwischen eine eigene VIP - Seite auf meiner Webseite und eine zweite Seite mit einem langen Interview.   Und eine dritte mit raren Fotos dazu.


"A Country Boy (Who Rolled The Rock Away)"

David Allan Coe ,1986, Single, Peak Chart Position # 44, US Country Charts

"A Day In The Life"

Big Daddy, 1992 (The guy singing the Buddy Holly vocal is Marty Kaniger.)

"Adieu a un ami" 

Les Wampas, 1988, Live - Album "Chauds, Sales Et Humides"

"A letter to Donna" 

The Kittens

"Alive And Well"

John Hedda

"A long time ago"  

Waylon Jennings

"A Lot Of Fun Downtown"

Dead Man Singing

"American Pie"

The Brady Kids

Catch 22

Don McLean  (Original) (United Artists 50856), 1971

Don McLean (Updated Versin)

Hank Marvin (Guitar Player - Bear Family CD 5370192), 2002

Hans Hass jr.

Pearl Jam

Weird Al Yankovic (parody)

Madonna  (should better not be mentioned, as the complete lyrics regarding

Buddy Holly have been deleted in her version of the song )

"Amerikan Music"

Steve Alaimo

Allison Durbin


"And Buddy Played (Sang) Peggy Sue"

Geoff Ashford (Warner Bros UK K 16495), 1974


"A New Old Song"

Phil Everly

Hatfields_&_McCoy.jpgHatfields & McCoy

"Any Buddy Holly Song"

Dress British, Look Irish, Think Irish

Hatfields & McCoy (Hatfields & McCoy, Positively 19th Street 19011), 2006


"A Tribute To Buddy Holly"    >    >    >    "Tribute To Buddy Holly"

"Baby Boom Che"

John Trudell

"Ballad Of Buddy Holly"

Foxx ( CD Vinyl Countdown), 2005

"Ballad Of Donna & Peggy Sue"

Ray Campi (45 D 1047 Boot), 1959

"Big Bopper"

Northern Cree Singers (CD Canyon 6331 Second Song Dancer's Choice), 2000

Frankie Bones (7 CD's The Massive Electronica Collection - Warlock), 30-6-1990

"Big Bopper Anthems"

Maps & Atlases (CD 8216 Trees Swallow Houses), 2006

Lou_Cifer_And_The_Hellions.jpgEine Band aus dem Ruhrgebiet, die nur eigene Songs zum Vortrag bringt.

                  Rockville Nocturne - Lou Cifer And The Hellions

1. Prologue / 2. Blood On The Cats / 3. Dagger Road / 4. Hey, Mr Judge / 5. Pass

That Liquor / 6. I‘m Gonna Do It Tomorrow / 7. The End Of A Day / 8. Rock‘n‘Roll In

My Head / 9. Aggressive Behaviour / 10. Use For Your Booze / 11. Shake Your

Chassis / 12. Rockabilly Roll / 13. Bad Ghost / 14. Lake Of Beer / 15. I Ain‘t Got No

Love / 16. The Great Long Bar / 17. Teddy Boy‘s Prayer / 18. Devils Band /

19. Epilogue

All songs written by Lou Cifer - Copyright 2008

Special guest: Ray Collins - piano and saxophone

"Blood On The Cats"

Lou Cifer and The Hellions (57 Records)

"Bopper 486609"

Donna Dameron (45 Dart 113), 1959


Jackie Dee

"Buddy and Peggy Sue"

Elliott Murphy

"Buddy and Ritchie and The Big Bopper"

Jonathan Ross Levine (Singer and Composer)

A film by Viviane Vagh

Published on YouTube January 12, 2014


"Buddy, Big Bopper, And Ritchie"

Loretta Thompson


"Buddy Holly"

Andrew Bissell (instr.), February, 2011

Angry Samoans, November 5, 2002

Backstreet Law

Biffy Clyro, June 6, 2006

The Binghamton Crosbys, Album: "Roadtrip To Munzville", 2006

The Bostonians, February 2003

Bus Tribute, 2003

Dave Sheriff

fox capture plan (instr.), July 8, 2015

Gareth Pearson (instr.), 2010

The Holophonics, November 27, 2012

Little Pictures, January 2009

Mike West

The Moog Cookbook (instr.), 1996

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, 2002

Secret Army, April 18, 2015

Straigt No Chaser, November 29, 2011

The Squares

Vitamin String Quartet (instr.), 2003

Victims Of Circumstance, December 18, 2012

Weezer (Original)

"Buddy Holly" (different to the Weezer version, lyrics and music), 1990

The Windingsheet

"Buddy Holly" (totally different to the Weezer version, lyrics and music), 2005

Hellpetrol (German Punk)  Album: Saturday Night We Lost Three Teeth), Label: Schallfeuer, 1.6.2005, ASIN: B07LBT51T, Germany (There's a video on YouTube, the song and / or the complete album available on amazon !)

"Buddy Holly" ( sounds a lot like "I Feel Like Buddy Holly )


"Buddy Holly"  (Released 1st of May, 2012)

Dave Olson

"Buddy Holly" (Mix of tribute and medley)

The Flying Dogs of Jupiter, 2011

"Buddy Holly and the Crickets"


Larry Holley

"Buddy Holly and the Pharaohs of Rhythm"

Garrison Keillor

"Buddy Holly Blues"

Terry Penny

"Buddy Holly Convention"



"Buddy Holly Days" 

John Rogers & The Time Travlers

"Buddy Holly Girl"


"Buddy Holly Glasses"

99ers (from the album "Move it", April, 2012)

"Buddy Holly I Remember"

Peter Ciani

"Buddy Holly Never Wrote A Song Called We're Too Punk"

Lawnmower Deth

"Buddy Holly Not Fade Away"

The Picks


"Buddy Holly, Rock N Roll Superman"

Jesus Oldman, 2018 


"Buddy Holly Rocks"

Brian Wilson

"Buddy Holly's Alive"

Randy Cross

"Buddy Holly's Bril"

De Omloop (from Belgium)

"Buddy Holly's Brille" 

Die Ärzte (from Germany)

"Buddy Holly's Ghost"

Colin Boyd

"Buddy Holly's Got The Hiccups"

Uncle Rock

"Buddy Holly's Gun"

Worm Moon Waning

"Buddy Holly's In Heaven"


"Buddy Holly Told Me"


"Buddy Holly Tribute"

Micky Dolenz

"Buddy Holly Tribute And Medley"

Phil Ochs

"Buddy Holly Was The First Ramone"

Ultimate Power Duo

"Buddy Holly Will Never Die"


"The Buddy I Knew"

Larry Holley

"Buddy Is Holly, I'm Going Insane"


"Buddy Is The King"  

Hep Stars (from Sweden)


"Buddy My Friend"  (Dave Tobin song from 2007)

Brian Best And The Hollydaze Band

"Buddy, nimm lieber den Bus"   

Bernd Begemann (from Germany)

"Buddy played the Regal"

Bill Louis

"Buddy rocks"

The Peacemakers Band (Album: Hello Free World), 2009

"Buddy's Bop"

Paul Selier (from Holland), Instrumental

"Buddy's Last Song"

Marv Hamilton (Best Dog Records), 13-10-2006


"Buddy's Song"

Bobby Vee 1963

Dave James a/k/a David Shook

Fleetwood Mac 1970

Fleetwood Mac (Live)

Peter Green (DVA Silverline 288122 - Live at the BBC), 2002

Todd Mack (Dog Driver Records - Looking for Leon), 2004

"Buddy's Song"  (Music & Lyrics are different

Charlie Gracie                     

Dee Travers  aka  Dave Travis

"Buddy's Songs" 

Jet Black

"Buddy's Waiting On The Flatland Road"

Terry Clarke 1990

"Building Bridges"

Scott Baker

                           BUILDING  BRIDGES

   © Scott Baker, with written permission Jan 20, 2010

Well you keep your eyes dotted, you keep your tees crossed

Your better off using capital letters

Working on this and sipping that coffee day in and day out

You're better off using proper grammar


Building bridges through harmony of choice

Take a good look around and decide with your voice

Building bridges through harmony of choice

Share in the change share the choice...yea

Well alright listen to me Peggy Sue loves made a fool of you

Everyday I'm looking for someone to love crying, waiting, hoping

Wishing that'll be the day!


Buddy Holly Buddy Holly...Buddy Holly...Buddy Holly

Come on back to this world oh boy

Share freedoms music journey of joy

Bridge the bar up and down your guitar

Ride the music river down to your heart



Reminiscing Peggy Sue got maried words of love

Raining in my heart true love ways think it over

Its so easy what to do mailman bring me more blues


Oh true friend in everyone's heart

Our lord's hope given you that start

Listen to the words of true love

Moment captured in time from heaven above




Runaway Express

"C.B. Rock"

Cledus Maggard & The Citizens

"Chapel Up In Heaven"

Gloria Grey

"Clear Lake Melody"

Gary Busey

"Come Back Buddy"

Alan Leatherwood

"Crickets" (Instr.)

Rockin Buddies From Far East (CD "A Tribute To Buddy Holly", 1997, Japan)

   15  Words Of Love

"The Crickets Chirp On"

Brian Dunn


"Das erste Mal im Leben" (German version of: 'I feel like Buddy Holly')

Andreas Martin


"Die Legende Von Buddy Holly"

Frank Rothe (from Germany)

"Do You Remember"

Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers


"Do you remember Buddy Holly" 


Alvis West

"Dying with Buddy Holly"

Damien Cox


"Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly & Brassens"


"Elvis and Buddy"

Alan Leatherwood

"Everybody Wants To Be Buddy Holly"


"Every Day (That I'm With You)"

Dion 2000

"Everyday With Peggy Sue"

Bill Coleman

"Everyone Was There"

Bob Kayli

"Ex-Fan des Sixties"

Jane Birkin, 1978


















Waylon Jennings

sang great tribute songs about the three stars.

My top favorite:

THE STAGE (Lyrics available on my LYRICS page)

Waylon Jennings hat großartige Nachrufe auf die 3 Stars gesungen.