Oh Boy

Song composer(s)

West, Sonny / Tilghman, Bill / Petty, Norman

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Sonny West (195?)
Single : Buddy Holly (1957)
Chirping Crickets : Buddy Holly (1957)
Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers : Everly Brothers (1967)
Stars & Stripes Forever : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1974)
The Buddy Holly Story Soundtrack (1978)
La Bamba Soundtrack : Various Artists (Los Lobos) (1987)
Lonnie On The Move : Lonnie Mack (1992)
Greatest Hits : Buddy Holly (1995)
His Greatest Hits : Pat Boone (1995)

Performance History

Performed only twice. First performance in 1971, second with Joan Baez on 12th Dec 1981.

Played at the Dylan/Dead rehearsals in May 87


Lead vocals - Weir/Garcia (1971), Weir/Baez (1981).

Originally recorded by Sonny West as Alla My Love.

West and Tilghman also wrote Rave On for Buddy Holly. Norman Petty was Holly's manager.

First released by Buddy Holly & The Crickets in October 1957 with Not Fade Away on the flip side of the single.