Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"It Doesn't Matter Anymore"

OK, more 50's: Paul Anka wrote this classic in '58 at the age of 17 "in minutes" for his friend Buddy Holly. Dick Jacobs arranged it for string orchestra in 3 hours! Released by Holly in Jan. '59, a month before his death the following month. #13 in the US later on that year. Buddy's last US Top 20 hit. 1st #1 posthumous hit in the UK. Covered by Linda Ronstadt in '74 and masterfully by the late great Eva Cassidy in '02. Recently covered by Serena Ryder.

Yesterday's answer: "See You In September". Love that tune! Made even more popular when included in the "American Graffiti" soundtrack in '73.

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