Holly was a pioneer in the recording industry, becoming one of the first performers to gain creative control over production of his records. More than that, Holly and the members of the Crickets played their own parts on recordings - another rarity, as most records of the time were recorded using studio musicians.
Holly's songs were plain and simply great rock and roll, then and now. Over the years, many artists have covered Buddy's songs; these videos are some of the best of those covers.
Fiona Apple - Everyday
Raul Malo - Listen To Me
Martina McBride - True Love Ways*
Jackson Browne - True Love Ways
Justin Townes Earle - Maybe Baby
Marty Stuart - Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
Beatles - Words of Love*
Jeff Lynne - Words of Love
Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
Blind Faith - Well All Right
John Lennon - Peggy Sue
Everly Brothers - That'll Be the Day
* Note: Several of these videos require you to click through to view them on YouTube, as the copyright holder does not allow embedding on other sites. I respect their right to restrict rights to content they own.