That'll Be The Day

Song composer(s)

Holly, Buddy / Allison, Jerry

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Crickets (1957)
Chirping Crickets : Buddy Holly (1957)
Last Kiss : J. Frank Wilson (1964)
Rock N'Soul : Everly Brothers (1965)
Rockin' 50's Rock 'n' Roll : Crickets (1970)
Bunch : Sandy Denny (1972)
Hasten Down The Wind : Linda Ronstadt (1976)
If The Shoe Fits : Pure Praire League (1976)
Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings : Dillard / Hartford / Dillard (1977)
The Buddy Holly Story Soundtrack (1978)
Greatest Hits : Buddy Holly (1995)
Anthology 1 : Beatles (1995)
Early Rockin' Years : Bobby Vee (1995)


Lead vocals - Garcia.

Initially recorded by The Crickets in July 1956 but this version was not released. They then changed record companies and recorded the song again in February 1957. This version was released, in May 1957, by the Crickets (before becoming Buddy Holly and the Crickets) and reached number one in both the US and UK charts. The B-side was I'm Looking For Someone To Love.

The title taken from a line spoken by John Wayne, playing Ethan Edwards, in John Ford's film The Searchers.

First song ever recorded by the Beatles (then the Quarry Men) - a demo they paid for in August 1958.