clear lake, iowa: buddy holly's crash site.  the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. the site is often marked with items added by visitors

Clear Lake, Iowa: Buddy Holly Crash Site It's the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. The site is often marked with items added by visitors.

Buddy Holly’s life is not only characterized by how short it was, but also by what he was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. He was a true innovator, and he influenced The Beatles (who named themselves after The Crickets) and The Rolling Stones (who had an early big hit with Holly’s “Not Fade Away”).

Buddy Holly & His Crickets performing "That'll Be The Day" on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on December years ago today (February he was killed in a plane crash alongside Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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February day the music died. A plane carrying The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly crashes near Clear Lake, Iowa, taking the lives of the three stars.

Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets. 55 years ago, the day the music died, February 3 1959

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Buddy Holly c. 1958. I hate buses too Buddy but light planes with inexperienced pilots even more.

Buddy Holly c. I hate buses too Buddy but light planes with inexperienced pilots even more.

Buddy Holly turned a generation of future heroes – George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck – onto the guitar

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Buddy Holly, a legend that was taken from this earth too soon. He would have continued to change the face of rock n roll for many years to come had it not been for his tragic death.

Buddy Holly's music is often called "Rockabilly" -- a type of rock music heavily influenced by western/country styles.

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