Saturday, January 19, 2008


If you know what I mean when I talk about spinning 45s and LPs, you will definitely be interested in the LP Cover Lover. The Cover Lover collects old record albums, scans the covers, and puts the scans on the Web for the rest of us to enjoy. He’s got them neatly organized into dozens of categories-- there are sure to be several categories that interest you.


BTW, on his start page he’s highlighting the cover of “Chantilly Lace” by the Big Bopper. The Bopper and Richie Valens died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly. If you’re not familiar with the Buddy Holly story, you can read the Wikipedia article about Holly and the movie of that name here. You should also watch the movie, The Buddy Holly Story, in which actor Gary Busey positively channels Buddy Holly. Realize as you watch the movie that Busey and the actors playing his bandmates, the Crickets, sang and played their own instruments! Holly’s widow, Maria, is said to have cried at a screening of the movie when Busey sings “True Love Ways.” I watch this amazing movie at least once a year (Paul McCartney is said to do the same).

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