500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Buddy Holly, '20 Golden Greats'
92/500

92. Buddy Holly, '20 Golden Greats'

MCA, 1978

The country-weened Texan put his trademark hiccup on springy rockabilly, tight rave-ups and orchestral ballads – an eclecticism that had a huge impact on the future Beatles. "Rave On," "Peggy Sue" and "Not Fade Away" made Holly one of rock's first great singer-songwriters.

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