Sonny Curtis (born May 9, 1937) is an American singer and songwriter. Known for his collaborations with Buddy Holly, he was a member of the Crickets and continued with the band after Holly's death. Curtis's best known compositions include "Walk Right Back", a major hit in 1961 for the Everly Brothers; "I Fought the Law", notably covered by the Bobby Fuller Four and the Clash; and "Love is All Around," the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 9, 1937 (Meadow)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1964
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, lead guitar, violin, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||83848||1/20/1953||The best way to hold a girl||Sonny Curtis||vocalist|
|Decca||83849||1/20/1953||Someday you're gonna be sorry||Sonny Curtis||vocalist|
|Decca||83850||1/20/1953||No more tears||Sonny Curtis||vocalist|
|Decca||83851||1/20/1953||Forever yours||Sonny Curtis||vocalist|
|Decca||106297||12/15/1958||Frankie Frankenstein||Jerry Allison||instrumentalist, lead guitar, guitar|
|Decca||106298||12/29/1958||That'll be alright||Jerry Allison||instrumentalist, lead guitar, guitar|
|Decca||106514||11/21/1958||Someone, someone||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||106515||12/16/1958||Love's made a fool of you||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107335||5/18/1959||I fought the law||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107336||5/18/1959||A sweet love||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107337||5/20/1959||Time will tell||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107338||5/20/1959||When you ask about love||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107339||5/20/1959||Young Foster||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107340||5/27/1959||Deborah-1||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107341||5/27/1959||Why did you leave||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107342||6/2/1959||Just this once||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107343||6/2/1959||Baby let's play house||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||107344||6/2/1959||Ting-a-ling||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||108559||1/14/1960||Red headed stranger-1||Sonny Curtis||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||108560||1/14/1960||Talk about my baby-2||Sonny Curtis||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||108928||3/30/1960||Baby my heart||Crickets, The||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||110997||8/21/1961||Baby won't you come out tonight||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||110999||8/21/1961||I guess I was just a fool||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||111000||8/21/1961||It's not my fault||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||111001||8/21/1961||I tried to forget (see note)||Buddy Holly||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Curtis, Sonny," accessed October 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102239.
Curtis, Sonny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102239.
"Curtis, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 October 2023.
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