Not Fade Away (song)

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"Not Fade Away"
Single by the Crickets
from the album The "Chirping" Crickets
A-side"Oh, Boy!"
ReleasedOctober 27, 1957 (1957-10-27)
RecordedClovis, New Mexico, May 27, 1957[1]
Producer(s)Norman Petty[1][2]
The Crickets singles chronology
"That'll Be the Day"
"Not Fade Away"
"Maybe Baby"

"Not Fade Away" is a 1957 song by Buddy Holly and his Crickets. It was taken from their debut studio album The "Chirping" Cricketers.

The Rolling Stones version[change | change source]

"Not Fade Away"
Single by the Rolling Stones
  • February 21, 1964 (1964-02-21) (UK)
  • March 6, 1964 (1964-03-06) (US)
RecordedJanuary 10, 1964
StudioOlympic, London
GenreBlues, rock and roll
Producer(s)Andrew Loog Oldham
Rolling Stones UK singles chronology
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
"Not Fade Away"
"It's All Over Now"
Rolling Stones US singles chronology
"Not Fade Away"
"Tell Me"

In 1964, The Rolling Stones covered "Not Fade Away" as its A-side single. It was a breakthrough hit for the band and went to number 3 in the United Kingdom, number 48 in the United States, number 5 in Ireland, number 33 in Australia and number 17 in Sweden.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Buddy Holly: Greatest Hits. Liner notes. 1995. MCA Records.
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