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Not Fade Away
Composer: Norman Petty / Buddy Holly

Not Fade Away was first performed by the Grateful Dead in June 1968 though this was only a partial version of the song in the middle of Turn On Your Lovelight. It was then played in full a few times at the end of 1969. After this it became a regular part of the repertoire. Not Fade Away was performed over 550 times by the Grateful Dead making it the second most frequently played cover song.

Writing credits on recordings are sometimes Norman Petty and Charles Hardin. Charles Hardin was the writing name used by Holly whose real name was Charles Hardin Holley. Norman Petty was Holly's manager and may not have contributed to the writing of the song.

Not Fade Away was first released by The Crickets in October 1957 on a single with Oh Boy!



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