That'll Be the Day

That'll Be the Day by The Crickets was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, November 1, 1957 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Holly and his band The Three Tunes recorded this in Nashville in 1956, but Decca records didn't like the result and refused to release it. A year later, Holly re-recorded it with The Crickets in a studio in Clovis, New Mexico owned by his new producer, Norman Petty. Norman Petty took a writing credit on this because he produced it. This meant Holly and Allison had to share royalties with him. This was Holly's first hit, but it was credited to The Crickets, Holly's band. They worked with two record labels, with one releasing Holly's songs as The Crickets and the other as Buddy Holly. This inspired the British 1973 movie of the same name, about a young man with dreams of becoming a rock star. This was the first song John Lennon learned to play on guitar. American rock stars like Holly and Little Richard were a big influence on The Beatles. The movie that inspired Holly and Allison to write this also provided the name for the British group The Searchers in 1964.

That'll Be the Day FAQs

Who sang That'll Be the Day?

That'll Be the Day was performed by The Crickets

What year did That'll Be the Day get to the UK number 1 spot?

That'll Be the Day first became a UK number 1 on Friday, November 1, 1957

How long was That'll Be the Day at number 1 in the UK?

That'll Be the Day spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.