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    Buddy Holly Rare Early Acetates (1955-56). Here are a couple of goodies from Buddy's pre-star years. In 1955 "Buddy, Bob, and Larry" (Bob Montgomery and Larry Welborn) opened for some pretty big acts coming through Lubbock. Marty Robbins had played earlier in the year (a concert that Buddy had opened), and while in town his manager, Eddie Crandall, booked a later concert featuring Bill Haley and the Comets, Hank Snow, and Jimmie Rodgers. Buddy, Bob, and Larry again opened the show, and this time Robbin's manager took special notice. He later called Radio KDAV in Lubbock and asked DJ Dave Stone to "...have Buddy Holly record four original songs on acetate...don't change his style...and send them to me as soon as possible by airmail special." On December 7, 1955, Buddy, Bob, and Larry (and with Jerry Allison on drums) cut two 2-sided acetates: "Love Me"/ "I Guess I Was A Fool" and "Moonlight Baby"/ "Don't Come Back Knockin" and sent them to Decca. Eventually "Love Me" became the B-side of Buddy's first Decca single. Both discs have some label damage, surface noise, and general wear, but the significance of these acetate copies is undeniable. Condition of "Love Me"/ "I Guess I Was A Fool": GD 3. Condition of "Moonlight Baby"/"Don't Come Back Knockin": VG 5.From Maria Elena Holly's personal collection.

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