Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by...Wikipedia
Age: 22 (age at death)
Born: 7th September, 1936, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Died: 3rd February, 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Height: 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Claim to Fame: Buddy Holly & The Crickets
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Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly's second album, released in February 1958. Approximately one year later, Holly was killed in a plane crash. It contains one of Holly's best known songs, "Peggy Sue". Some re-releases contain the tracks from Holly's next single; "Early In the Morning" b/w "Now We're One" as well as the B-side to his Rave On! single, "Take Your Time".
In recognition for his achievements, the city of Lubbock erected a life-size statue of Holly next to the convention center. The statue shows Holly strumming his Fender Stratocaster guitar and tapping his heel (he tapped his heel instead of his toe) which also serves as a monument to the West Texas Hall Of Fame. At the base of Holly`s feet, there are plaques with the names of famous Texans.
Although he used the last name misspelling "Holly" as a professional recording artist, his gravestone spells his name as "Buddy Holley" (which was how his family actually spelled the name.).
By Elvis Costello:
I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back.
This was 1962 or '63, before they came to America. The photo was badly lit, and they didn't quite have their look down; Ringo had his hair slightly swept back, as if he wasn't quite sold on the Beatles haircut yet.
I didn't care about that; they were the band for me. The funny thing is that parents and all their friends from Liverpool were... Read More
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Beaumont, Texas — Rock ‘n’ roll’s most macabre historical artifact will go on the block when the family of the late 1950s pop star J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson auctions his casket on eBay sometime in the next few weeks - almost 50 years after “the day the music died.”
The Big Bopper’s 16-gauge steel casket was exhumed last year from his original grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas, so it could be moved to a more visible location with a life-size statue and historic marker. The disinterment also... Read More
Posted by crown022002 6 years ago
News of the plane crash over the weekend that killed four people and severely injured former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and noted turntablist Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM) serves as yet another sobering reminder that in the ever-unpredictable world of celebrity culture, fate can and often does play a significant hand.
This seems especially true when it comes to pop music, which over the decades has seen its fair share of unfortunate life-ending events specifically related to air travel. Some of the most famous have occurred "in the line of duty"--on the way to... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
None of us could have made it without Elvis.