Thursday, April 25, 2013

Here's the Plot for Your Next Rock 'n' Roll Thriller

U.S. country star Jerry Naylor who replaced Buddy Holly in the Crickets was a secret CIA agent who spied for America on 100 missions

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Tom Johnson said...

I don't really remember Naylor, but Buddy Holly was my idol in the 1950s. He used to come to Wichita Falls a lot when I lived there. Our local dj, Snuff Garrett was a good friend of Buddy's.

Unknown said...

The same Snuff Garrett who went on to become a legendary record producer?

Tom Johnson said...

Yep, that's him. He used to start his show with, "Come a foggin' cowboy!' Us teenagers would walk up town to the studio hoping to be invited in, but I was never that lucky. Snuff also pulled stunts like sitting on poles for 24 hours or longer, broadcasting from car lots, etc. I was already in the Army - basic training - when Buddy died in the plane crash, but I heard Snuff left the studio and went to his car and cried.