The song was recorded at Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New
Mexico. The idea for the song came when Holly, Allison, and Sonny Curtis
returned from a trip to the movies in June of 1956. The movie was “The
Searchers” starring John Wayne. It was the actors frequently-used phrase
(below) that inspired the young musicians. The single was inducted into the
Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.