The Cricket is the father of the Beatle.
This week on 3 Chords & the Truth, we explore Buddy Holly and his influence on The Beatles, which I submit was huge. In short, had Holly not lived and blown open rock 'n' roll with all kinds of then-not-rock 'n' roll influences and instrumentation -- A full string section? Harps? Heresy!!! -- you have to wonder whether it would have been possible for John, Paul, George and Ringo to make the music they ultimately did.
Maybe so. Then again, maybe everybody would have been remaking "Roll Over Beethoven" and the greatest hits of Fabian over and over and over again.
But Buddy Holly blew it open, and the boys from Liverpool reaped the musical benefits.
THAT'S WHERE we're going this week on the Big Show. And you are going to reap the musical benefits as we revisit some classic Holly and some live Beatles, as broadcast back in the day on the British Broadcasting Corporation.
We're live on the BBC, and we're on top of lots of other exceptional stuff this go around. You're gonna love it.
So. . . .
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.