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Sonny West (musician)

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Sonny West
West in 2010
West in 2010
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Sonny West
Born(1937-07-30)July 30, 1937
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 2022(2022-09-08) (aged 85)
Grove, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1956–1961, 2001–2022
LabelsNor-Va-Jak, Atlantic, Rollercoaster, Sleazy, Lance

Joseph Sonny West (July 30, 1937 – September 8, 2022) was an American rock songwriter and musician. He was best known as the co-writer of two of Buddy Holly's best known songs; "Oh, Boy!" and "Rave On".

West died in Grove, Oklahoma on September 8, 2022, at the age of 85.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Songwriter of Buddy Holly's 'Oh Boy', 'Rave On' Sonny West dies". Kcbd.com. Retrieved September 9, 2022.