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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on Buddy Holly

Mick and Keith on Buddy Holly:
Mick: “To English people Buddy Holly was an enormous inspiration. Therein lies the difference because he was a songwriter, which Elvis wasn’t. And he wrote very simple songs, sort of lesson one in songwriting. Great songs, which had simple changes and nice melodies and changes of tempo and all that. You could learn from Buddy Holly how to write songs, the way he put them together. He was a beautiful writer.”
Keith: “Mick had been singing with some rock and roll bands, doing Buddy Holly… Buddy Holly was in England as solid as Elvis. Everything that came out was a record smash No. 1. By about ’58, it was either Elvis or Buddy Holly. It was split into two camps. The Elvis fans were the heavy leather boys and the Buddy Holly ones all somehow looked like Buddy Holly.”

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