Sponsored by The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation
June 15th – 23rd 2014
Click below to watch the Official Abbey Road Guitar Presentation presented by Radio Legend Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker joins The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation As an Honored Friend & Guest Speaker of The Abbey Road Studio 3 Official Guitar Presentation. March 6th 2014.
Johnnie Walker – Speech 1
Johnnie Walker – Speech 2
Learning the Game
Abbey Road Studios is an iconic and legendary home of British music. They have very kindly allowed us to make this presentation in Studio 3 (the room in which the Beatles recorded (Revolver) & Pink Floyd (Wish You Where Here).
It gives me great pride to know that on March 6th we will officially presenting these great artists with the foundation’s hand built Acoustic guitars, 18 of which have an original fret from Buddy’s original Gibson J45, the guitar on which he wrote Everyday and many more songs.
Radio Legend Johnnie Walker will present each of the following artists with their guitar.
We have some very exiting plans which we will announce on the day! It’s going to be a very important year for the foundation and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Nokie Edwards, legendary guitarist of The Ventures and acclaimed solo artist, recently recorded 12 brilliant instrumental versions of Buddy/Cricket songs in Nashville for TBHEF. Everyday and It Doesn’t Matter Anymore are a couple of tasters from Nokie’s 12 track DVD/CD. This will be one of 3 from a unique triple DVD/CD package which will be unveiled and released later in the year. More news regarding this exciting project will be revealed in the coming weeks.
February 3, 2014 (Nashville, TN) — It has been called “The Day The Music Died,” a day that was memorialized in the hit Don McLean song “American Pie.” It was 55 years ago today that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP Richardson (known as The Big Bopper) were killed along with their pilot when their small plane crashed into an Iowa corn field on the way to a tour date.
The three stars were young icons of the rock and roll era, with Buddy Holly in particular often credited for influencing stars that followed, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen. Holly was just 22 when he died.
Now, Country Music legend David Frizzell is wrapping production on a 21-song collection honoring the musical legacy of Buddy Holly. The album will benefit the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation (www.tbhef.org) and is expected to be released in time for the first annual Buddy Holly Festival which is planned in Lubbock, Texas surrounding Holly’s September 7th birthday.
“I’m a huge fan of Buddy, always have been,” says Country’s living legend, Frizzell. “It’s an honor to record these songs with my friends and pay homage to Buddy Holly.”
Frizzell is known for his hit Country songs and for collaborations with some of the biggest names in music. True to form, David invited some very special friends to be part of the Buddy Holly tribute project. The iconic stylist is joined by equally stellar voices including Merle Haggard, T. Graham Brown, Helen Cornelius, Sonny Curtis and Jimmy Fortune on what will surely be one of the most memorable recorded events of 2014.
“We originally talked about 10-15 songs, but it just grew and grew, including a tribute to the Everly Brothers who toured with Buddy,” Frizzell says. “Working on this project has surpassed everyone’s expectations. I look forward to sharing this album with fans around the world.”