Buddy Holly's First Recording Session
Jan. 26 - Holley, Sonny Curtis, and Guess begin their first recording sessions for Decca at Owen Bradley's Barn in Nashville under the name Buddy and The Two Tones.
The first session was in Nashville on January 26, 1956 and held at Owen Bradley's recording studio. Don Guess, another Lubbock boy, played bass and with Sonny Curtis on lead guitar. Drummer Allison, still in high school, sat in for only one session.
After meeting talent scout Eddie Crandall, he signed a recording contract with Decca Records as a solo artist and, with Sonny Curtis replacing Montgomery on guitar, went to Nashville on January 26, 1956, to record four songs. Producing these sessions was Owen Bradley, later famous as the man behind the hits of Patsy Cline.
January 26 Buddy, Sonny Curtis, and Don Guess begin their first recording sessions for Decca at (Owen) Bradley's Barn in Nashville under the name Buddy and The Two Tones. They record Love Me, Don't Come Back Knocking, Midnight Shift, and Blue Days Black Nights.