The Buddy Holly Story is the first posthumously released compilation album by American rock and roll musician Buddy Holly. The album was released on February 28, 1959 (see 1959 in music) by the Coral record label less than a month after his death.

The album featured previously released singles by Buddy Holly on both the Brunswick label (with the Crickets) and the Coral label (as a solo artist). The album became a top twenty hit in both the United States and England.


Of the twelve songs released on the original album, the songs "Maybe Baby", "That'll Be the Day", "Think It Over", and "Oh, Boy!" were credited to the Crickets, while the rest were credited to Buddy Holly. All of the songs were released as singles and the songs "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be the Day", "Early in the Morning", "Maybe Baby", "Oh, Boy!", "Rave On!", "Think It Over", and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" all peaked in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the songs "Heartbeat" and "Raining In My Heart" both peaked in the lower half of the Hot 100.

Track listingEdit

Side 1
  1. "Raining In My Heart" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:48
  2. "Early in the Morning" (Bobby DarinWoody Harris) – 2:06
  3. "Peggy Sue" (Jerry AllisonNorman PettyBuddy Holly) – 2:29
  4. "Maybe Baby" (Petty, Holly) – 2:01
  5. "Everyday" (Holly, Petty) – 2:07
  6. "Rave On!" (Sonny WestBill Tilghman, Petty) – 1:49
Side 2
  1. "That'll Be the Day" (Allison, Petty, Holly) – 2:17
  2. "Heartbeat" (Bob Montgomery) – 2:09
  3. "Think It Over" (Holly, Petty, Allison) – 1:43
  4. "Oh, Boy!" (West, Tilghman, Petty) – 2:07
  5. "It's So Easy!" (Holly, Petty) – 2:09
  6. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (Paul Anka) – 2:04
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