Pictured for sale are two pieces of rock n' roll memorabilia including a Buddy Holly--That’ll Be The Day Record Album and Ritchie Valens Memorial Record Album.
On November 3rd, 1959, (The Day the Music Died) Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (the Big Bopper) died in a plane crash. On the morning of February 3, 1959, at 12:55am all three boarded a small plane from Mason City to go to their next performance. Shortly after takeoff the plane crashed during a snow storm and all three died along with the pilot.
The songs on both albums will take you back in time to the 1950's when life in America was simple and easy going when teenagers discovered Rock n' Roll music driving their parents crazy. Listed below is each album and its condition:
1.) The first album is called "Buddy Holly" That'll Be The Day; a RD Russian Disc recording number R60-01379 issued in 1992; All 19 songs were sung by Buddy Holly from 1957 through 1959. In his short career he spent time in Europe performing. They fell in love with him and since then close to 200 Buddy Holly Albums have been produced around the world. Remember he only made two albums before his death.
**Condition: The album cover is in good+ condition, clean and bright. The paper record sleeve is in very good condition, clean. The record album is in near mint condition. *Album Cover: There are bumps at all the corners, light edge wear, light surface wear, tiny crease marks at each of the corners, and a few crease marks near the front bottom right corner. *Paper record sleeve: There is yellowing along the edges and a crease mark at one of the corners.
2.) The second album is called "Ritchie Valens Memorial Album, a collection of his greatest hits. This is a Del-Fi Record, Inc., record number DLFP-1225 in Mono from 1963, produced by Bob Keene. This first pressing has the original rare Black Cover which was later discontinued after its release and was replaced with a white cover with different photos of Ritchie Valens on it. His first hit was "Come On Let's Go” in September of 1958 which climbed to #24 on the charts. Then in November of 1958 he had a two sided hit. “Donna” which climbed to #2 and “La Bamba” which climbed to #22, both which are rock n' roll classics.
**Condition: The album cover is in good+ condition, clean and bright. The plastic record sleeve is in good condition. The record album is in good+ condition, clean. *Album Cover: There are bumps at the corners, light edge wear, surface wear, tiny to small crease marks at three of the corners, a 2” piece of tape and a 3” tear at the bottom edge near the right corner, and a crease mark near the back top left corner. There is light staining along the back top edge. *Plastic record sleeve: There is a tear at the top right edge. *Record Album: There are very light surface scratches but they don’t affect the sound of the record.
On the back corner of the album it reads, Ritchie Valens Int'L. Fan Club 6277 Selma Avenue Hollywood 28, California
I was 9 years old when I heard about the crash on my 6 transistor radio sitting in the backyard with my friends. The next day in school everyone was walking around in a daze. The school played some of the songs from all three over the PA system throughout the day. I'll never forget that. If you grow up in the 1950's, I'm sure these two wonderful albums will bring back some great memories of your childhood.
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