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 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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2/3/2013: Today in 1959  Singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed when their plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, shortly after their last concert at the nearby Surf Ballroom.

Big Bopper Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly "The day the music died" was Feb 1959 in a plane crash!

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Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away - 1957 - when I went to see the stage show of The Buddy Holly Story I had a sore throat from singing along and red eyes from crying - what a state to get into ;

Buddy Holly, (Sep. 7, 1936 – Feb. 3, 1959), was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums, He was one of the first in the genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

age 22 was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash on February The day the music died!

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