Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Sonny Curtis
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February 25, 2012 - Crickets member Sonny Curtis began his career in Texas as the lead guitarist for Buddy Holly, for whom he wrote “ Rock Around with Ollie Vee” in 1956. One year later Curtis scored his first chart hit as a songwriter with Webb Pierce’s “Someday.” Curtis toured with the Everly Brothers and wrote the duo’s 1961 classic “Walk Right Back” (later a hit for Anne Murray). A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Curtis also penned “I Fought the Law,” “I’m No Stranger to the Rain,” “More Than I Can Say,” and “Love Is All Around” (theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show). This interview and performance is illustrated with vintage photographs, film footage, and recordings.