Brian May shares his rare Buddy Holly cover ‘The song that made me a rock star’ – WATCH
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Like many rock stars who were kids in the 1950s, Brian May became a fan of the late great Buddy Holly. The rock and roll pioneer tragically died in a 1959 plane crash at just 22-years-old but had a huge impact on popular music during his short lifetime. Now the Queen guitarist has paid tribute to the music icon by sharing his cover of Maybe Baby with a new music video.
Brian’s Buddy Holly tribute originally featured on his 1998 solo album Another World, which the Queen star is re-releasing next week.
The 74-year-old said: “I’ve never done a Buddy Holly song, and I did Maybe Baby. That song more than probably any other, is the reason that I’m here doing this, playing guitar and being a rock star and being a very fortunate person. I heard Buddy Holly make that incredible sound on his guitar, that clang, singing that beautiful song, hearing those wonderful harmonies of The Crickets. And it completely motivated me. I just thought, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be able to make music that does that to people, makes them feel this kind of yearning, makes them feel this joy and passion.’”
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