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Old Buddy Holly Songs To Be Recorded

January 18, 1988

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Two long-lost songs written by rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly will be recorded this week by the pop-country band Razorback, a spokesman for the group says.

The songs, ″Am I Ever Gonna Find It″ and the other untitled, were written just before Holly died in a plane crash in 1959, said Razorback spokesman Terry O’Neill.

Producer Scott Turner of Nashville collaborated with Holly in writing the songs, found in the inside cover of Turner’s guitar case in 1980. Turner was about to throw out the case when he discovered the music, O’Neill said.

Turner and Holly’s widow, Maria, have decided to let the six-member band record the songs, O’Neill said. Turner will produce the recording session here Monday and Tuesday at the Sound Emporium studio with Mrs. Holly present.

″She was determined that whatever group recorded these songs, that they do them with their own interpretation,″ O’Neill said.

The songs have never been recorded. The first of the two should be released next month.

The untitled song will be given a name this week, O’Neill said.

Holly, who was from Lubbock, Texas, is known for hits such as ″Peggy Sue″ and ″That’ll Be the Day.″ Killed with him in the Iowa plane crash were entertainers Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

Valens’ life was recounted in the recent movie ″La Bamba,″ the name of one of his hit records that was a No. 1 hit last year for Los Lobos.

Razorback, based in Fort Smith, Ark., has been together for three years. The group’s songs ″This Ole House″ and ″As Long As I’ve Been Loving You″ were on the country music charts a year ago.

Turner also has produced records for Willie Nelson, Roy Clark, Slim Whitman and others.

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