"True Love Ways" Buddy Holly ... "True Love Ways" is a song co-written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded with the Ray Ellis orchestra in October 1958, four months before the singer's death.... Such a beautiful song and one I have always loved!
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll
Buddy Holly’s life is not only characterized by how short it was, but also by what he was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. He was a true innovator, and he influenced The Beatles (who named themselves after The Crickets) and The Rolling Stones (who had an early big hit with Holly’s “Not Fade Away”).
Buddy Holly died On February 3, 1959 in a small-plane crash together with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. That day is still known as "The day the music died". Sometimes I wonder what other beautiful songs he would have made if he hadn't died at age 22. Weezer named one of their songs to him.