John Tichy, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
“Well, I got interested in records in the pre-album era, so I used to buy 45s by the gazillions.
But I believe that the first album that I ever bought was by Little Richard on Specialty. It was called ‘Here’s Little Richard.’ I can picture it – the Specialty label, a yellow and black thing and Little Richard looking real wigged out. Yeah, that was it.”
Founding member of Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, guitarist-vocalist John Tichy teams up with Johnny Rabb, Graham Tichy, Jim Haggerty and Pete Vumbaco for “The Day the Music Died” – an all-star tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper – at The Linda in Albany on Saturday (February 20).