That'll Be The Day

Release date: 20 November 1995

"That'll Be the Day"

Australian 78 release, BS-1578.
Single by The Crickets
from the album The "Chirping" Crickets
B-side "I'm Looking For Someone to Love"
Released May 1957 (1957-05)
Format 7" 45 rpm, 10" 78 rpm
Recorded February 25, 1957 at Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:16
Label Brunswick U.S single 55009; BS-1578, Australian 78 single
Writer(s) Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty
Producer Norman Petty
Certification Certified Gold by the RIAA
The Crickets singles chronology
- "That'll Be the Day"
(May 1957)
"Oh, Boy!"
(Oct 1957)
Buddy Holly chronology
"Modern Don Juan"
(Dec 1956)
"That'll Be the Day"
(May 1957)
"Words of Love"
(Jun 1957)
"That'll Be the Day"
B-side to "Rock Around With Ollie Vee" by Buddy Holly
Released September 2, 1957 (1957-09-02)
Recorded July 22, 1956
Bradley's Barn, Nashville, Tennessee
Label Decca D30434
Producer Owen Bradley

"That'll Be the Day" is a song written by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison and recorded by various artists including The Crickets and Linda Ronstadt. It was also the first song to be recorded (just as a demonstration disc) by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently became The Beatles. Although Norman Petty was given a co-writing credit on it, he was not actually involved in the composition, but only in the production of this well-known recording.

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