Brian May Shares His Rare Buddy Holly Cover ‘The Song That Made Me A Rock Star’ – WATCH | Music | Entertainment

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Like many rock stars who were children in the 1950s, Brian May became a fan of the late great Buddy Holly. The rock and roll pioneer tragically died in a plane crash in 1959 aged just 22, but had a huge impact on popular music in his short life. Now, the Queen guitarist has paid tribute to the music icon by sharing his cover of Maybe Baby with a new music video.

Brian’s tribute to Buddy Holly was originally featured on his 1998 solo album Another World, which the Queen star is re-releasing next week.

The 74-year-old said: “I’ve never done a Buddy Holly song, and I’ve done Maybe Baby. That song, more than probably any other, is why I’m here to do that, play the guitar and be a rock star and be a very lucky person. I heard Buddy Holly make this amazing sound on his guitar, this tinkle, sing this beautiful song, hear these wonderful harmonies of The Crickets. And It completely motivated me. I just thought, ‘This is what I want to do. I want to be able to make music that does this to people, makes them feel this kind of desire, makes them feel this joy and this passion.

Brian’s new music video for his Maybe Baby cover features some of his favorite fan art, and the track is available to stream and download starting today.

The song is featured on the second bonus tracks disc of the April 22 deluxe reissue of Another World.

The bonus “Another Disc” includes a series of previously unreleased remixes, live tracks and covers.

Alongside Maybe Baby, the record also features May performing more classic 45s from his youth, including The Shadow’s 1961 FBI instrumental and Conway Twitty’s tearful 1958 It’s Only Make Believe.

The unique fan art book, with proceeds going to charity Brian’s Save Me Trust, “provides visual accompaniment to album tracks and other related imagery. It showcases the diverse talents of this community of artists, all of whom have been so deeply inspired by Brian and his music, career, and accomplishments. Within these pages are over 300 unique works of art in a variety of media and styles, each illustrating a unique perspective of Dr. May in another world, created by those who love her most.

Brian said: “This book is the perfect companion to the Another World album in 2022. It brings together the views of over 130 artists on the album and its author! Bri-Art Rocks!!”

Another World and the Bri-Art book are released on April 22, 2022.

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