You’re Missing Out If You Haven’t Watched John Lennon’s ‘Maybe Baby’ Cover By Buddy Holly
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There’s a reason why Buddy Holly is an important figure in the music industry – he inspired countless musicians to become who they are now. In fact, a song written by him inspired two of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time – John Lennon and Paul McCartney – to pursue music and form the legendary band, The Beatles.
“He [Buddy Holly] wrote his stuff,” McCartney once said. “Elvis didn’t write his stuff—we loved Elvis, but he didn’t write his stuff. Buddy wrote, and played, and played the solos. He was a self-contained guy which is what we were trying to emulate.”
Because of this, Buddy Holly will forever be remembered as a pivotal figure in their story, and Lennon will never forget the inspiration he gave him as a young musician when he was a member of the legendary rock band the Crickets. He famously remarked that Holly was the first English musician he was aware of who could play and sing simultaneously. “Not just strum, but actually play the licks. He was a great and innovative musician. He was a ‘master’. His influence continues, I often wonder what his music would be like now, had he lived,” Lennon remarked.
The video below then gets us a glimpse of Lennon paying tribute to his hero. A camera from Apple Records is rolling while Lennon strummed the chords of “Maybe Baby” in 1972 along with his wife, Yoko Ono. You can watch the clip here.