Buddy Holly Tribute on PBS

Just saw this last night. There a bunch of the reasons to watch this show:

1. Graham Nash’s lovely version of Raining in My Heart, including a deft harmonica solo:

(audio only)

2. Stevie Nicks, still rock n roll queen, doing Not Fade Away

3. Keith Richards short quote. The guy is authentic! Like his autobiography.

4. What a band! Directed by Waddy Wachtel. Jerry Wexler-like musical direction. Strings and tuned-in backup singing.

5. To get an idea of Buddy’s body of work; I never put it all together before. The English were so far ahead of us Americans on great American music of the 50s and ’60s (and earlier).

Not everything is great, but the preponderance is pretty darn good. Hail rock and roll!


Just ran across a 2-part video of a Buddy Holly tribute in the ’80s:

Part 1:

Part 2:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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