Brian May recently covered the Buddy Holly classic “Maybe Baby,” and fans can now download and stream the song. May said, “I've never done a Buddy Holly song... That song more than probably any other, is the reason that I'm here doing this, playing guitar and being a rock star and being a very fortunate person.”
He added, “I heard Buddy Holly make that incredible sound on his guitar, that clang, singing that beautiful song, hearing those wonderful harmonies of The Crickets, and it completely motivated me. I just thought, 'That's what I want to do. I want to be able to make music that does that to people, makes them feel this kind of yearning, makes them feel this joy and passion.'”
May has also done a video for the song, which is contained on the second disc of bonus tracks on Brian’s April 22nd reissue of his second solo album, Another World.
The bonus disc also contains a couple of other classics, The Shadows' instrumental “F.B.I.” and Conway Twitty's rock ‘n roll classic “It's Only Make Believe.”
May has also put together a weekly YouTube series about the album. The first episode is out this week.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]