Meet The Picks
Meet the Family
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August 17, 2013
at 7:46 PM said:
Can't wait to meet you at the show in Liberty,Tx with Kenny James and Sting Ray Anothony! What a treat!
May 17, 2013
at 6:22 AM said:
I heard "Goin' Down to the River" in1971 (1971?) on Houston radio: KIKK? Pacifica? Bought it at a hole- in-the-wall country gospel record store. One of my favorite records from that era. Nice to see that they are remembered on this web site. Still have the 45. Hunter@dcccdedu
Robin Clayton WLRC Walnut MS
May 3, 2013
at 11:30 PM said:
Good To see Southern Gospel Harmony represented in Musical
Forms that went around The Globe. Like Sand Mountain
Alabama's Louvin Brothers Sacred Harp Phrasing Influencing
The Everlys Them Paul and John in Britain. Then Texas
Boys Who were Discipled Musically by a Vaughan Quartet
Man Who Shared Stages with Stamps Baxter Shaped Note Men
Whose Expert Harmonies Backed Buddy Holly in a Region
That Produced Columbia Record's Millions Selling Chuck
Wagon Gang doubtless catapulted Shape Note Gospel Harmony
Into Worldwide Rock and Roll. The Harmony was perfected.
No Wonder Buddy Holly Picked The Picks.
March 6, 2013
at 1:25 AM said:
i Manage a band here in London England called The Buddy Presley Band the show is Half Buddy half Elvis Tribute we based the whole show and band on The Picks harmony vocals, i would love to thank John,Vicky, Bill and Bob for making the most beautiful music we have ever heard our show is dedicated to you all, thanks America for the best music!!!!
love you all
March 6, 2013
at 1:24 AM said:
i Manage a band here in London England called The buddy Presley Band the show is Half Buddy half Elvis Tribute we based the whole show and band on The Picks harmony vocals, i would love to thank John,Vicky, Bill and Bob for making the most beautiful music we have ever heard our show is dedicated to you all, thanks America for the best music!!!!
love you all
December 12, 2012
at 11:57 PM said:
I have been guided to your website by Peter Moorcroft after emailing him regarding the Picks' vocal harmonies on 'Maybe Baby'. I am a UK musician and arranger and I am in the midst of arranging this song for my Community Choir, Rock Of Ages. Finding out about the Picks' contribution to many of the Buddy Holly recordings has been a complete revelation. In well over 50 years of music making I had been completely oblivious to the extent of the Picks' contribution to the Holly sound. I have enjoyed finding out about the Picks and listening to some sounds I had never before heard. The version of True Love ways with the Picks overdubbed vocal harmonies being a good example. So back to the arrangement now and thanks to the Picks for all the lovely sounds.
Jim Meager - UK musician and arranger
Paul Bowen (The Bobby Vee Connection)
March 12, 2011
at 2:46 PM said:
On behalf of all members of The Bobby Vee Connection (Bobby Vee fan club, UK based), accept my sincere sympathy at John's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Pat (Pickering) Nethery
January 22, 2011
at 6:17 PM said:
This is a great web site!
I loved the pictures of your family. I had forgotten how much my dad and your dad looked alike. Except, I never saw my dad with a moustache! And never saw your dad without one.
Loretta & Ed Doles
January 21, 2011
at 9:41 PM said:
Great Site! I'll have to come back again when I have more time to brouse!
January 19, 2011
at 6:32 PM said:
I'm a 5th generation Texan, my dad grew up in the fifties and used to talk about Buddy Holly and The Picks, think he saw ya'll live somewhere here in Texas. People have been calling me Pick since the seventh grade. Was wearing some reading glasses the other day and I guy I Work asked me where me and the Crickets were playing. Got me thining about the guys my dad used to talk about, so here I am. Maybe we're kin somewhere down the line. Thanks for listening to me ramble. Tim Pickering, Flynn, TX.
Brian Wilson (Toronto)
January 16, 2011
at 5:32 AM said:
Great to hear about the Grammy nomination and good to be back in contact with John. The music is as fresh and new today as it was back in 1958. I never grow tired of listening to it.
Sallie B. Finch
January 10, 2011
at 10:03 AM said:
Vicky, I got your Christmas letter, thanks for keeping in the loop.
I looked at the Panda commercials, cute.
January 5, 2011
at 12:02 PM said:
Howdy from Orlando Florida. Were Picks also, I guess a differant line. Max
John of The Picks
September 29, 2010
at 9:02 PM said:
We hope you are enjoying the Panda Cheese commercials out of Egypt that are being seen worldwide on search engines. Buddy Holly & The Picks "True Love Ways" is used as the music on the video.http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=RzLmiMvVh-E
September 20, 2010
at 1:33 AM said:
I recenty turned twenty and have enjoyed listening to Buddy Holly for years. I read a few books about Buddy with interesting information about the remarkable background singers 'The Picks'. I have always loved the sound of full background singers and the Picks have satisfied my ears entirely!
Thank You Picks!
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