Songwriter Session: Sonny Curtis
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April 1, 2017 - Crickets band member Sonny Curtis began his career in Texas as lead guitarist for Buddy Holly, for whom he wrote “Rock Around with Ollie Vee” in 1956. 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 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Curtis also penned “I Fought the Law” (Bobby Fuller Four, the Clash, and others), “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” (Keith Whitley), “Love Is All Around” (theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show), and “Someday”(Webb Pierce). This program celebrated the tenth anniversary of the museum’s series Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriters, which featured Curtis in 2012.