Happy birthday Buddy Holly!

September 7, 2011 marks what would’ve been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday. It’s no secret that Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens cites Buddy Holly as one of his greatest musical influences. Listen to the Smithereens as they perform a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Well Alright” on the 101.9 WRXP radio show “Anything Anything.”

Pat DiNizio's tribute to Buddy Holly“Well Alright” is also featured on the Smithereens “Live in Concert – Greatest Hits and More” album.

Also check out Pat DiNizio’s tribute album “Pat DiNizio and Buddy Holly“, released in 2009, marking the 50th anniversary of Holly’s death.