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Holly in the Hills

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December 4, 2014, Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States

Hutchinson Junior High School

Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year

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Bob Montgomery (May 12, 1937 – December 4, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer/publisher.


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Montgomery was born in Lampasas, Texas, United States. He was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school. Initially, they played a variety of bluegrass music, which evolved into rockabilly sounds.

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Montgomery met Holly at Hutchinson Junior High School in Lubbock, Texas, in 1949. They started playing together at school assemblies and on local radio shows. Montgomery sang lead and Holly harmonized. They soon had a weekly Sunday radio show on station KDAV. On October 14, 1955, Bill Haley & His Comets played a concert at the Fair Park Auditorium, at Montgomery, Holly and bassist Larry Welborn were also on the bill. Eddie Crandall, Marty Robbins' manager, spoke to KDAV station owner Pappy Dave Stone and told him he was interested in Holly as a solo performer. Holly's career then began after demo recordings of his music were made and sent to Decca Records.

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Montgomery co-wrote some of Holly's songs, such as "Heartbeat", "Wishing", and "Love's Made a Fool of You". He wrote the pop standard "Misty Blue" and, for Patsy Cline, "Back in Baby's Arms". His son Kevin recorded a version of this, which appeared on his album True. Montgomery produced Bobby Goldsboro's 1968 number 1 hit "Honey".

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Montgomery died on December 4, 2014, in Lee's Summit, Missouri, of Parkinson's disease, at the age of 77.

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  • Taste Of The Blues b/w Because I Love You, Brunswick, November 1959
  • Albums

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  • Holly in the Hills, Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery, Coral, January 1965
  • References

    Bob Montgomery (songwriter) Wikipedia

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