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50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 1
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50th ann. - 2009 US Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 Cliff Richard Club
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 London Exhibition
50th ann. - Johnny  Rogers' Report
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 3
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Clear Lake
50th ann. - 2009 Radio/TV Shows
50th ann. - Blackpool Q. Hotel
50th ann. - Cavern Club
50th ann. - Doncaster
50th ann. - Excl. Philly Pics
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50th ann. - Nieuwkoop Holland
50th ann. - Liverpool Huyton
50th ann. - Liverpool Ph. Hall
50th ann. - More Liverpool pics
50th ann. -  Radio Merseyside BBC
50th ann. - Rothschild Pavilion USA
50th ann. - Crystal Rock Ballr. USA
50th ann. - Evang. Pressedienst
50th ann. -  Artikel aus Kleve
58th ann. - BHC Lubbock TX
60th ann. - 2019 Int. Press 1
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6 CD Buddy Holly Box-Set 2009
Aircraft Accident Report 1959
A new 10'' UK Buddy LP in 2009
A new 10" UK Buddy LP in 2010
A-Z  Buddy Holly & The Crickets
All Tour Dates 1
All Tour Dates 2
All Tour Programmes
Ariel Cyclone
Augury Of Buddy's Death
Austrian Buddy Tribute
Beatles' Letter To The Crickets
Beechcraft Fragments
Berlin 'That'll Be The Day'
Beverly Hills Auction 2010
Boudewijn Büch + Buddy
Buddy And Beyond Show
Buddy And The Cruisers
Buddy At Christmas
Buddy's Bio
Buddy's Birthday 2009
Buddy's Birthday Fan Trip 2009
'Buddy' Essen, 2009 (1)
'Buddy' Essen, MEH (2)
'Buddy' Essen, Vor-Premiere (3)
'Buddy' Essen, Off. Premiere (4)
'Buddy' Essen Bühnenbild (5)
'Buddy' Essen Offene Tür (6)
Buddy Fan David Agius, Malta
Buddy's  Mother Ella Holley
Buddy Holly En Español 1
Buddy Holly En Español 2
Buddy Holly En Español 3
Buddy Holly En Español 4
Buddy Holly En Español 5
Buddy Holly En Español 6
Buddy Holly En Español 7
Buddy Holly En Español 8
Buddy Holly En Español 9
Buddy Holly Photos
Buddy Holly In Solingen
Buddy Holly Timeline
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 01
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 02
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 03
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 04
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 05
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 06
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 07
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 08
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 09
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 10
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 11
Buddy Holly Trail 2016
Buddy In Birmingham 1958
Buddy Info Plus
Buddy In Liverpool 1958
Buddy + Hans On Air 2007
Buddy + Hans On Air  2008
Buddy Lyrics - A
Buddy Lyrics - B + C
Buddy Lyrics - D + E
Buddy Lyrics - F + G
Buddy Lyrics - H + I
Buddy Lyrics - J + K + L
Buddy Lyrics - M + N + O
Buddy Lyrics - P + Q + R
Buddy Lyrics - S + T
Buddy Lyrics - U  -  Z
Buddy On TV
Buddy Rock & Roll Show
Buddy Song List
Buddy's Plans
Buddy Statue Essen
Buddy Statue Lubbock
Canadian Fan Brian Wilson
CD's Down The Line - Rarities
CD's Memorial Collection
CD "Buddy Holly Reloaded"
CD  "Gotta Roll"
CD "Hollybilly"
CD "Listen to me" - Germany
CD "Not Fade Away"
CD  “Ohh!  Annie!”
CD "Stay All Night"
CD "WDP Buddy Holly" El Toro
Clear Lake 2007
Clear Lake 2008
Clear Lake 2008 - Larry
Clear Lake 2008 - Bob
Clear Lake 2008 - Shannon
Clear Lake - NY 2008 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Bob
Clear Lake 2010 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Clive
Clear Lake 2011 - Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 -  Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 Preview
Clovis Music Fest CD
Clovis 2009 Preview
Clovis 2008 Preview
Clovis 2008 - Suzie
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 1
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 2
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 3
Clovis 2008 - Barry Holley
Clovis 2008 - John Mueller
Clovis 2008 - Johnny Rogers
Clovis 2007 - John Beecher
Clovis 2007 - John's Photos
Clovis 2007 - Sonny West
Clovis 2007 -  CNJ Reports
Clovis 2006/1 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/2 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/3 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/4 - Alan Clark
Coroner's Report 1959
Crash Headlines 1959
Crash Site Fan Pics 1
Crash Site Fan Pics 2
Crickets 60's Pics
Crickets Last Performance
Dan Springall's Story
Dave Slater's Tribute CD
Dave Travis - Buddy's Song
Dortmund - Albert Lee
Earl Sinks Story - Part 1
Earl Sinks Story - Part 2
Echo - Buddy's First Love
Elvis Fans Visit Lubbock
Every Day - DLP - France
Fan Memories - 1 Berndt (D) (1)
Fan Memories - 2 Andreas (D)
Fan Memories - 3 Mike (USA)
Fan Memories - 4 Joachim (D)
Fan Memories - 5 Alfred (D)
Fan Memories - 6 Robert (UK)
Fan Memories - 7 Berndt (D) (2)
Fan Memories - 8 Rob (Canada)
Fan Memories - 9 Vic & Jack (UK)
Fan Memories - 10 Jan (NL)
Fan Memories - 11 (various)
Fan Memories - 12 (various)
Fan Memories - 13 Alan (UK)
Gerd Alzen 40 J. Memory Hits
German Buddy Fan Eberhard
Geoff Ashford's Tribute Song
George Oblin Story
Gerd's Ritchie Cassettes
Green Bay - T. Allsup Proclam.
Hans & Maria Elena on TV
Holley Family Photos
Hollywood Star For Buddy
Ian Wood Videos
Jac's Cover Song List
Jac's Bio
Jac's Cover Songs 1
Jac's Cover Songs 2
Jac's Cover Songs 3
Jac's Cover Songs 4
Jac's Cover Songs 5
Jac's Cover Songs 6
Japan CD - Rare
Jerry Naylor  1
Jerry Naylor 2
Jerry Naylor 3
Jerry Naylor 4
Jerry Naylor 5
Jerry Naylor 6
Jerry Naylor 2013
J.P. McDermott Story
Jump With Buddy Holly
Klaus - Crickets - Stars
Little Buddy Holly Photo
Liverpool Tribute 2009
Lubbock Photos 2006
Lubbock Photos 2008
Lubbock Photos 2010
Lubbock Photos 2011
My Buddy Holly Collection 1
My Buddy Holly Collection 2
My Buddy Holly Collection 3
My Buddy Holly Collection 4
My Buddy Holly Collection 5
My Buddy Holly Collection 6
My Buddy Holly Collection 7
My Buddy Holly Collection 8
My Buddy Holly Collection 9
My Buddy Holly Collection 10
My Buddy Holly Collection 11
My Buddy Holly Collection 12
My Buddy Holly Collection 13
Nesman Interview 2003
Peggy Sue's Book
Postcards To Buddy
Quotes About Buddy
Remembrance Ad
Riverside Monument
Rock 'n' Roll Museum
Rollercoaster Buddy LP+CD
Running Man 2-3-2008
Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
Surf Ballroom Poster 1959
Surf Ballroom 2016
Taryn - A True Buddy Fan
The 1959 WDP Film
The Cover Girls
The Final Day
The Last Tour Exhibition
The Shadows About Buddy
The Wieners Tribute Band NL
Till All Times End - Play
Tim M. Otto Story - 1
Tim M. Otto Story - 2
Tribute To Buddy
Up Up And Away
Visiting Buddy 2002
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 1
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 2
Walk Of Fame - Bill Griggs
Worcester Memorial Pics
Young Fan Siobhan Daly
Xmas All Year Long
V. I. P. ' s





 How it began:

By the end of 2009 I saw a photo
of Buddy Holly from 1940. Buddy was
3 years old and one of the guests of
a birthday party for Marla Kay Forten-

This photo was published for the 
very first time ever in the Lance
Monthly by my friend Dick Stewart.

Marla Kay Fortenberry is the mother 
of Tim Otto, who owns the copyright.

Chas Pike, staff writer of TLM, told
me that it would be great to write a
story about Tim Otto, musician and

A great idea. Now I know why.

Great stuff for my Buddy Holly
  Wie alles anfing:

Ende 2009 sah ich ein Foto von Buddy
Holly aus dem Jahr 1940. Buddy war
3 Jahre alt und einer der Gäste einer
Geburtstagsparty für Marla Kay

Dieses Foto wurde erstmalig öffentlich
gezeigt im Lance Monthly Magazin von
meinem Freund Dick Stewart.

Marla Kay Fortenberry ist die Mutter
von Tim Otto, der die Fotorechte hat.

Chas Pike, Mitarbeiter beim TLM,
schrieb mir, dass eine Geschichte über
den Musiker und Komponisten Tim Otto
eine tolle Sache sei.

Eine super Idee.
 Jetzt weiß ich warum.

Klasse Material für meine Buddy Holly


 Marla Kay Fortenberry with Buddy Holly in an unpublished

  photograph taken in Lubbock, Texas on April 19, 1940.

                           © 1997 Tim Otto

                    This is the complete photo !

  Mrs. J. K. Fortenberry, 1512 Eighteenth street, entertained with a party Friday

  afternoon to honor her daughter, Marla Kay, on her fourth birthday. Patsy Patillo

  gave a tap number und a reading. The honored gave a reading. Neil and Aubrey

  Vaughn sang a duet. Buddy Holly sang a song.

  Cake and punch were served to Patsy Patillo, Ardith Campbell, Jo Ann Turnbough,

  Shirley Ann De-Shazo, Buddy and Patsy Holly, Aubrey and Neil Vaughn, Barbara

  Jean Fuller. Those who sent gifts werde Mavis Fluke, Mary Lou Sanders, Paula

  Bookman and Barbara Conley.


     The first ever mention of Buddy Holly in print.

                          April 19, 1940.

              Courtesy Tim Otto archives 2009.

       The first ever mention of Buddy Holly in print. Buddy sings a song (!) 

        and his last name is misspelt. Instead of "Holley" they write "Holly".

  Zum ersten Mal wird Buddy Holly in den Printmedien erwähnt - und schon hier, im

      Jahre 1940, wird sein Familienname Holley falsch geschrieben, nämlich Holly.


      Buddy Holly celebrates Marla Kay Fortenberry's fourth

        birthday party on April 19, 1940 in Lubbock, Texas.

                             © 1997 Tim Otto

             Dies ist das zweite Foto von der Geburtstagsparty, das allerdings

                 schon vorab den Weg in die Öffentlichkeit gefunden hatte.

         Dennoch kann ich es hier in seiner Ganzheit zeigen, nicht als Ausschnitt.

               Somit ist dies eine Premiere des kompletten Fotos im Internet.

  Travis Holley with Tim Otto backstage at The "Buddy" play in Lubbock, TX 1991. 

                                         (Tim Otto archives)


 Tim Otto was the last recording artist to be produced

       by Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico 1983.

Ein sehr schönes Foto, das bisher nie außerhalb der Wände von Tim Otto's Familie  zu sehen war, das ist kein Scherz. Exklusiv ist hier zu sehen, wie Tim Otto Buddy Holly's Bruder Travis Holley die beiden Geburtstagsfotos und den Zeitungsausschnitt aus dem Jahr 1940, der auf dieser Seite zu sehen ist, zur Erinnerung an dessen so früh verstorbenen Bruder überreicht hat.

So geschehen hinter der Bühne in Lubbock Texas bei der Aufführung des Musicals "Buddy" im Jahr 1991. Lubbock nahm Notiz von Buddy Holly.

         Ein Foto aus dem Jahr 1983, als Tim von Norman Petty produziert wurde.


              Tim  Otto  at  24  years  old  during 

              the  Norman  Petty  era  circa  1983.

                    © 1983 Tim Otto archives.


  Ein Artikel aus dem Clovis News-Journal vom 30. August 1987, in dem Tim Otto

  über sein Idol Buddy Holly und seine Arbeit mit Buddy's Produzent Norman Petty

  in dessen Studio in Clovis New Mexico im Jahr 1983 berichtet. Vor Norman Petty's

  Tod war Tim Otto der letzte Künstler, der von ihm produziert wurde.


                                               By  TIM OTTO

                                        Special to News-Journal

                       "  I had lost a true friend and the world had lost

                            the producer of the Buddy Holly legend. "

                                  © Clovis News-Journal, 1987

It was the spring of 1983 and I was on my way to Nashville where I was hoping to break into the big time as a singer/songwriter; but on my way to music city I had a stop to make in Clovis, New Mexico. Besides the relatives I had living there, Clovis was the home of rockabilly producer, Norman Petty, legendary for his work with Buddy Holly.

My Uncle Ivan Snipes, a long-time resident of Clovis, knew Norman and introduced me to him. Of course I was about half petrified when we sat down in Norman's office to listen to my tape. After all, I was just an unknown songwriter on my way to Nashville and he was the producer of one of my idols - the great Buddy Holly.

But I soon learned that Norman was as kind and humble as anyone I had ever met, quite unusual in today's music business. To my surprise, he liked three of my songs! We agreed to stay in touch and I went to Nashville.

As soon as I arrived in Nashville I began knocking on doors and dreaming big dreams. I soon learned that there was a small army of other songwriters with the  


same dreams and I was just another face in the crowd. So after three months of wearing holes in my boots (and my ego) I decided to return to New Mexico where I knew one man who believed in me and my music. 

The first thing I did when I hit Clovis was head straight over to El Monterrey for a Mexican food fix.  Eventually, Norman and I would spend many an evening over the next few months at El Monterrey eating enchiladas and talking over our music business strategies. 

Those were some educational evenings hearing about the good ol' days of rock and roll. We were sure that we could bring them into the future.

A couple of months after my return to Clovis, Norman decided that it was time to start recording; but since Clovis wasn't exactly crawling with studio musicians, Norman had to bring in three of his favorites from different parts of the southwest.

However Clovis did have a world class recording studio that Norman had built into the balcony of the Lyceum Theatre in downtown Clovis. The studio was quite unusual for a town the size of Clovis but it made me feel good to know I wasn't working in a music factory that only existed to turn out calculated hits. This was more like the good ol' days and I liked it that way.

We started by showing the musicians the four songs that we wanted to record. I had worked with some pretty good musicians in the past but these guys were real pros. After three days of recording, I could tell that my music was in the right hands. Since Norman had already played my tunes for some record ex- 


ecutives in New York, while I was in Nashville, I thought it would be just a matter of time.

On the day that two singers were flying in from Dallas to do back-up vocals, I found a note on my door from Norman's wife, Vi, that read, "Norman is in the hospital so you won't be recording today." I rushed to the hospital wondering what could be wrong with such a vital and creative man.

When I found Norman's room I entered and quietly sat down, hoping that it was nothing serious. When I overheard Norman tell his sister that he had leukemia, my heart dropped. Norman and I spent the next couple of hours talking about my future in the music business and trying to remain optimistic about this sudden shock.

And then an interesting thing happened that I don't think I will ever forget. Over the hospital's music system was a song playing that everyone in the room recognized. It was "True Love Ways", a song that Norman had written with Buddy Holly. I never saw Norman again. Norman was moved to a hospital in Lubbock to start his chemotherapy and I returned to my current home in Portland, Ore. I wrote Norman weekly and hoped for the best, but after one year of battling his illness, Norman passed away. I had lost a true friend and the world had lost the producer of  the Buddy Holly legend.

The recordings that we were working on were later completed by Norman while his cancer was in remission but they were never released.    

   Norman Petty in his studio `65


                                   My  Mentor

                  Tim Otto poem for Norman Petty

                               © Tim Otto 2009

                            Tim Otto

                                     Tim Otto about his music :

"There are two Peacemakers Band albums and one Surf Cowboy album. The solo stuff is a little more rare but you can download Tim M. Otto music from I-tunes in Europe. Or go to cdbaby.com if you'd rather.

There are only two solo albums: "Truth Warrior" and "The Storyteller."

I have been a songwriter for 30 years and have composed over 250 songs. But  they have not all been released as you might guess. The Norman Petty sessions now belong to me but they have never been released. Sadly there are only four songs in that session. But, they do sound good!"

   Hier fand ich einige Infos mehr über Tim Otto und die Bands, in denen er spielt(e).


    Here I found some more infos about Tim Otto and the bands he worked with.

                                                © 2007 Twang

          3 Alben von Tim Otto habe ich bei CD Baby bestellt, weil mir seine Musik

                      so gut gefällt, dass ich davon noch mehr hören möchte.

        Von der Auftragsbestätigung können viele lernen, wie man es machen kann.


     I ordered 3 Tim Otto Albums from CD Baby, as I already own the Surf Cowboys

                         and the 2 Peacemakers Band CD's thanks to Tim.

                    This music is so good, that I needed more from this artist.

3_TIMOTHY_M._OTTO_ALBUMS.jpg       I like purchase confirmations like this one :  

Hans Werner-
Thanks for your order with CD Baby!


(1) Tim Otto & Chris Charles: Heroes Of The West
(1) Tim M. Otto: The Storyteller
(1) Tim M. Otto: Truth Warrior

Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow. A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing. Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy. We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, January 8, 2010. We hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. In commemoration, we have placed your picture on our wall as "Customer of the Year." We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We miss you already.

    Tim M. Otto has spent 25 years traveling many miles on America's highways, from Seattle to Nashville, Portland to Albuquerque, Austin to Clovis, New Mexico. Tim wrote and performed songs in Nashville on three different journeys. In 1983, he was one of the first singer- songwriters to perform at the famed Bluebird Cafe's "Writer's Nights." That same year, Tim was signed to BMI as a songwriter after having ten songs published by Dundee Music (BMI). This was the catalog owned by legendary Rockabilly producer Norman Petty. Petty produced four of these songs featuring Tim as the recording artists. But before the session could be completed, Norman was diagnosed with leukemia, which took his life and talents in 1984. Tim returned to Nashville again in 1986 and 1990. He was also a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

In 1990, Otto started his own music publishing company, Almost Paradise Music (BMI) in Seattle. The catalog now holds over 250 songs. From 1995 to 2005, his catalog was sub-published in London, England by Music Sales Ltd.

In some circles, Otto is most known for fronting the mid-80's "Surfabilly" band, "The Surf Cowboys" in Portland, Oregon. Tim also fronted Seattle's "alt-country" band, "The Vaqueros", in the 1990s. In 2004, three of The Surf Cowboys members, along with Tony Floreno, formed "The Peacemakers Band", also fronted by Otto.


         Ich kann nur sagen, dass die Musik auf den folgenden 3 CD's ganz mein

         Geschmack ist und die Peacemakers Band Songs mich sehr stark an Tom

         Petty erinnern, der in meinen eigenen TOP TEN weit oben steht. SUPER !

         Auf HELLO FREE WORLD ist der erste Titel BUDDY ROCKS, ein Song über

         mein Idol Buddy Holly. Echt gut gemacht, sehr rockig ! Natürlich wurde

         dieser Titel von Ende 2009 unverzüglich in meine Buddy Tribute Song List

         mit aufgenommen. Ein Abstecher dorthin lohnt ob der Fülles des Materials!


            1984 - 1986


                           The Surf Cowboys on stage, 1986


     The Peacemakers Band


                  Here are the titles :

                             Tim Otto about GOODBYE FREE LOVE :

I think "Goodbye Free Love" is like no other album in existence. I am very proud of it. It took us a year to make it and boy was it fun! You can feel it in the music I think. It was recorded "live" in the studio with as few overdubs as possible.

                                The Peacemakers Band, 2004



To be released this June 2010, "Next Stop Is Vietnam" featuring: The Peacemakers Band song: "Vietnam Foriegn Correspondent" on cd #11.
The box set features 13 cd's on Bear Family Records including a booklet.
Many of the names on this album are well known national acts such as: Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Donovan, John Prine, The Doors, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, Phil Ochs and a multitude of others.
Look for it at: www. Bear-Family.de . The roster speaks for itself. 

The Peacemakers are thrilled to be included on this grand set and expect all good things from it's release.

Peace On Earth,

Tim Otto

Almost Paradise Music(BMI)


       The Peacemakers Band


                  Tim Otto about "BUDDY ROCKS":

"Buddy Rocks" was just an inspiration I had to try and
write the true story of Buddy in a song but keep it rockin'
as well. I feel that Buddy felt some real pain in his life
even though he was just 22 years old.

Plus I just wanted anyone who would listen to know
that I think Buddy was the greatest of Rockabillys!

               Kleiner Tipp: Auf der Seite von CDBABY kann man die Songs anspielen !

                   Buddy Rocks                                           Tim Otto (c)2009

Scarred for life from the abstract insults
Running so fast that he lost all his guts
From a woman that was fake and so untrue
That it left Buddy Holly hangin' his head and blue


Now he's on the run from a girl that broke his heart
Yes he knows the end but he wishes for that start
From a woman that was fake and so untrue
That it left Buddy Holly hangin' his head and blue


He was playin' for his life at that Surf Ballroom
He never knew that night would bring an end to his tune
For a woman that was fake and so untrue
That it left Buddy Holly hangin' his head and blue


Words & Music by Timothy M. Otto (c)2009
all rights reserved worldwide
(p)Almost Paradise Music(BMI)


                    Thanks a lot, Tim, for the photos, the music and the story!

          Vielen Dank an Tim für die Fotos, die Musik und die Geschichten drumrum !