Some people can’t get enough of Buddy Holly.
Dave Slater is one of them.
The retired educator from England shared his thoughts on Holly and West Texas during a stop here last week.
Slater was headed to Whiteface to attend and perform in the second annual Waylon Jennings Fest.
But that was after he cut a CD in Nashville, Tn., toured the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, N.M., and visited Holly’s hometown.
This was not his first trip to West Texas.
His reason for coming here remains the same: a passion for the music of Holly.
Slater recalled dancing to the music of Holly, Chuck Berry and others as a teenager in the late 1950s.
‘We used to go down to youth clubs on Friday nights to rock ën’ roll,’ he said. ‘We’d dance a lot, two or three hours.’
English teenagers liked Elvis Presley but many of them gravitated more toward the music of Holly, Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran.