Words of Love For Rave On Buddy Holly


Rave On Buddy Holly, the star-studded tribute album celebrating the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s 75th birthday was released by Fantasy/Concord on Tuesday.  Critics and fans have taken the title to heart as the album quickly planted itself in Amazon’s top 5 bestsellers list.

Here’s a small sampling of the enthusiastic praise:

“Every rock era deserves it’s own Buddy Holly tribute, and this 75th birthday celebration is one of the best yet.”  –  MOJO  ****STARS

“With Rave On Buddy Holly we’re reminded that quality tops longevity in the arts and that extraordinary and earnest songs, no matter how simple have an extended life of their own.”     WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Killer.”   ROLLING STONE ***1/2 STARS

“Nineteen acts interpret proto-rocker Holly’s canon with vigorous invention.”  A-

Rave On Buddy Holly is further proof that great songs, like those penned by Holly, will indeed never fade away.”    ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Beneath the horn-rim glasses and the beseeching voice was a core of toughness…the variety of Rave On Buddy Holly captures many of the man’s marvelous contradictions.”

“So good it’ll give you hiccups.” SPIN

“An uncommonly good tribute album to the Lubbock, Texas, wonder who left behind a song book of staggering quality when he died in a plane crash in 1959 at age 22.”


The collection features 19 artists including Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo Green, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, Justin Townes Earle, Patti Smith, She & Him, Kid Rock, John Doe, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas, Lou Reed, Nick Lowe and more.  Tune in to NPR’s Weekend Edition this Saturday to hear producer Randall Poster and contributing artist Jenny O. discuss the album and Buddy Holly’s legacy.  Listen online here:


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