500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 'The
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81. Buddy Holly and the Crickets, 'The "Chirping" Crickets'

Brunswick, 1957

Holly was only 21 when he cut these tracks, some on an Oklahoma Air Force base. "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Boy!" and "Not Fade Away" fused country, rockabilly and R&B into epochal rock & roll.

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