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Friday, December 12, 2003

Raveonettes email

Just arrived from the Raveonettes:

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 06:01:01 -0500
From: Raveonettes UK
To: mcox@pcs.cnu.edu
Subject: Happy Xmas From The Raveonettes...

The Raveonettes: An Update From The Band:

Dear Raveonettes Addicts...

We recently were invited to celebrate the late Buddy Holly at The Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Being true admirers of this great man we of course were ecstatic. It turned out to be a far greater evening than we anticipated. True legends were in attendance, Wanda Jackson the real Queen of Rockabilly, The fabulous Drifters, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Maria Elena Holly the wife of the late Buddy, etc etc. (check out a pic here: http://www.hardplace.net/theraveonettes/mariaelena.jpg

Tommy Allsup the great guitar player who played on such tunes as Wishing and It's so Easy, led the house band. Tommy was actually the guy who lost his seat on the doomed plane when he lost the coin toss to Ritchie Valens on February 3rd, 1959. So needless to say, honoring Buddy from whose song Rave On we took our name and drinking in the hotel bar with Maria Elena Holly(see picture), was a tremendous experience for us.

Christmas time is coming up and we've decided to release a fabulous single to celebrate a great year. But lo and behold, this is not just one single but two classic singles... 'Heartbreak Stroll' and 'The Christmas Song'.
NME hailed it as 'Single Of The Week' comparing 'The Christmas Song' to none other than Phil Spector's classic Yule-tide album from 1963. So what better way to end this amazing year than to have the number one single in the country... so let's cut the crap, what do we really want for Christmas?..well, you guessed it...our first number one single!
In return, we'll continue to create timeless classics and keep the spirit of true Rock 'n' Roll alive! Rave on and have a merry X-mas and a Happy New Year!

Sharin & Sune

P.S. The Christmas Song was actually recorded during the famous New York City blackout.

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