Rock & roll pioneer, singer, Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
birth name: Charles Hardin Holley

Buddy Holly

September 7, 1936, Lubbock, TX ~ February 3, 1959, Clear Lake, IA

On March 1, 1958, Buddy Holly and The Crickets began a 25-day tour of England. Many rock historians point to this tour as a major turning point in popular music. The British loved American rock ‘n roll, and the personal appearance of one of their favorite groups gave young English rockers a first hand look at how the music was actually made. Paul McCartney would later recall watching Buddy Holly perform on Sunday Night at The London Palladium television program just to see which chords Holly used and where he placed his guitar capo ~ Buddy Holly Center: Buddy Holly ~ retrieved July 10, 2013 © City Of Lubbock, TX/Buddy Holly Center

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Buddy Holly ~ Inducted in the 1986 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ Buddy Holly played rock and roll for only a few short years, but the wealth of material he recorded in that time made a major and lasting impact on popular music. […] His creative self-reliance and energetic, inspired craftsmanship prefigured the coming wave of rock and rollers in the Sixties. ~ 1986 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Buddy Holly & the Crickets

Buddy Holly & The Crickets ~ Inducted in the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (correcting the earlier omission when only Buddy Holly was inducted in 1986). ~ Although there’s no question that Holly was the central figure - lead singer, lead guitarist and chief songwriter - the Crickets contributed significantly to Holly’s sound and success. They provided musical accompaniment in the country-tinged rockabilly style - or “western and bop,” as Holly termed it in his early days - that made them rock and roll pioneers. ~ 2012 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Buddy Holly & the Crickets ~ The Chirping Crickets (1957) ~ #150 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

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