More like a country version, released after the Brunswick hit version, backed with Rock Around With Ollie Vee from the same Decca session.
Crickets [feat. Buddy Holly on Brunswick for Norman Petty in Clovis, NM; n°1 US & UK]
Ravens [for Chess/Argo]
Quarrymen [first 'Beatle' record; self financed demo]
Bunch [Fairport Convention members in a rock 'n roll mood]
Pat DiNizio [50 years since the day the music died]
Crickets Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison both saw western The Searchers, where "That'll be the day" is a catchphrase used by John Wayne. The title of that film inspired Mersey beat group The Searchers, while their fellow citizens The Quarry Men (with John, Paul & George) recorded The Crickets' song. The Beatles as we all know, were named after The Crickets. That'll Be The Day When I Die got echoed in The Day The Music Died, the theme in Don McLean's American Pie, about the death of Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. To round it all off: That'll Be The Day was the title of the Buddy Hollywood biopic with Gary Busey.