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. 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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