Rock ‘n Roll – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Roll/Role


Rock ‘n Roll – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Roll/Role

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 17/18


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “roll/role.” Use one, use both, it’s entirely up to you. Enjoy!


Rock ‘n Roll

Buddy Holly


Rock ‘n Roll Stole My Soul … that’s a saying that is on one of my tank tops. I wear it a lot. I’ve loved rock music ever since I first heard any. Music makes the world go round, or is that love? “I love rock ‘n roll music. dah dah dah…” whatever the rest of the words go to that song.

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“Rave On”, by Buddy Holly, was released in 1958. It was written by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, and Norman Petty, and is on the Coral label.

Yes, the first thing I thought about for the prompt of ‘roll/role’ was the legendary rock ‘n roll musician, Buddy Holly.

Our city is the hometown of this gifted man, and we do have the Buddy Holly Center, a museum, a statue, and even streets named after him. He is buried in our city cemetery, and I’ve seen it many times. People leave guitar picks at the site.

Buddy Holly got his start right here, and even played his music at our skating rink back in the day. This was before my time of skating there, though. I think I heard that my aunt went to school with him…high school.

The place where the statue is, is called the Walk of Fame, and there are plaques with all the names of musicians, and actors who have come from here, and the areas near here. There are a lot of them.

The museum with all things Buddy Holly, also has a gift shop, where you can buy most anything you can think of to do with him. I’ve been there a lot of times.

Anyway, seeing the prompt ‘roll’ was a good one to get me thinking of rock ‘n roll, but then I do that all the time, anyway.


Have a fun Saturday, and enjoy some music of your choice. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

8 responses »

  1. That’s cool to have someone really famous from your hometown. There’s nobody that most people would know that came from my hole in the ground town. On a musical note, Michael Stipe from REM went to high school one town over from me (Which I thought was odd since I knew they were from Georgia), but it turns out he was an army brat and just passing through at the time…

    • It is interesting how many well-known performers and artists have come from our city, and the little towns around here. Every year or so they induct more onto the walk of fame by the Buddy Holly Statue, with a ceremony.
      When we were stationed at Ft. Hood TX, we did hear that Michael Stipe had gone to high school for a time in Copperas Cove, a little town by Killeen TX. Yes, the Army moves people around from base to base, so you never know who you’ll cross paths with. 🙂

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