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Rave On | Music Crossroads of Texas

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, I celebrate the three music legends the world lost on February 3, 1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & the Big Bopper. You will hear some of the biggest hits from all three artists. Please join me, Curtis Peoples for another hour of music.


  1. White Lightnin' - Big Bopper
  2. Come on, Let's go - Ritchie Valens
  3. That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  4. Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper
  5. Donna - Ritchie Valens
  6. Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  7. Pink Petticoats - Big Bopper
  8. We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens
  9. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  10. Little Red Riding Hood - Big Bopper
  11. It's the Truth - Big Bopper
  12. Bluebirds Over the Mountain - Ritchie Valens
  13. That's My Little Suzie - Ritchie Valens
  14. It's so Easy - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  15. Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  16. Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor - Big Bopper
  17. Ooh! My Head - Ritchie Valens
  18. Raining in my Heart - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  19. Big Bopper's Wedding - Big Bopper
  20. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
  21. Rave On - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  22. American Pie - Don McLean
Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., is the Archivist for the Southwest Music Archive and oversees the Crossroads Recording Studio for the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. He is a musician who has worked in the music business for four decades, numerous recording studios, and has been a production manager for many events. Dr. Peoples teaches regional music history classes and American media studies; his research centers on music and place.