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Buddy Holly

Page history last edited by Buddy Holly 13 years, 8 months ago

History

     Buddy Holly was a famous American electric guitarist, composer, and lead singer of the Rock 'n' Roll band, The Crickets. In his early life he played piano, violin, and guitar [1], his career only lasted from 1957 to 1959. He was born as Charles Hardin Holly at September 7, 1936 at Lubbock, Texas and died during February 3, 1959 at the age of 22 in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, an event know as "The Day the Music Died". He died along with two other famous Rock 'n' Roll  musicians, Ritchie Valens and Jiles Perry "JP" Richardson Jr. or "The Big Bopper". 

  

  

Significance

     His style of Rock 'n' Roll which combined with Country music to create a mix up and energetic style of music which was able to influence American and British musicians such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and most importantly The Beatles who named their band in honor of The Crickets. His music career began in 1957 while during the same year became famous across the country with his songs such as "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue". Years later during 1994, the band Weezer named their hit single "Buddy Holly" in honor of the late Rock 'n' Roll musician . 

Footnotes

  1. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id+ar259470&st=the+crickets

Comments (3)

MickeyMantle said

at 4:19 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I found it very interesting that the Beatles named their band after the Crickets. I never knew that. An important fact that you mentioned in the history was that Buddy Holly died in a plane crash and that day was referred to as "the day that music died." I found this information important because I would like to learn more about it. Do you know how the plane crashed, or even why it crashed?

Birth Control said

at 5:26 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I found it interesting that his career only lasted for 2 years! It is amazing that somebody can become that famous in such a short amount of time! Also since reading your wiki i am interested in learning more about Buddy Holly.


Richard Nixon said

at 5:37 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I never knew anything about Buddy Holly until I read this article about him!I did not know that his career lasted for 2 years! I just read your article which is amazing! Interesting job done!

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