Buddy Holly ‘Raining in my heart/It doesn’t matter anymore

As a toddler in England in the early 1970s, my family played a game where they would mix up all the 45rpm singles and I would pick out my favourite to play. What they didn’t know until later was that the ones I didn’t like were ‘posted’ over the top of the water-filled radiators (often used to warm English homes), where they would warp and become unplayable. This Buddy Holly double-A side single was one of my favourites, purchased by my mum back in the late 1950s (her maiden name is visible on one side). She has passed away now, and this earliest single of my collection always reminds me of her and the birth of my love of vinyl music.