Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly
1936 - 1959

Buddy Holly  American Musician


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American Musician Buddy Holly passed away on 3rd Feb 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA aged 22. Born Charles Hardin `Buddy` Holley on 7th September, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA and educated at Lubbock High School, Buddy Holly is most remembered for Buddy Holly & The Crickets in a career that spanned 1949–59 and 1952–1959. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

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First Name Buddy
Middle Name Hardin
Last Name Holly
Full Name at Birth Charles Hardin `Buddy` Holley
Alternative Name Buddy
Age 22 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th September, 1936
Birthplace Lubbock, Texas, USA
Died 3rd February, 1959
Place of Death Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Cause of Death Plane Crash
Height 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Thick, Black-Rimmed Glasses, One of A Kind Vocals
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hutchinson Junior High School, Lubbock High School
Occupation Text Singer, Musician
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Music Genre (Text) Rock and roll, rockabilly, Lubbock sound, country, pop, rhythm and blues
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1955–1959, 1949–59, 1952–1959
Music Style Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Playful, Lively, Exciting, Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Earnest, Rousing, Sweet, Sentimental, Wistful, Fun, Melancholy, Innocent, Exuberant, Tense/Anxious, Cheerful, Happy, Poignant, Joyous, Rollicking
Instrument Guitar, Vocals, Classical Music Entry
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, piano, violin, banjo
Record Label Decca, Brunswick, Coral
Associated Acts The Crickets, The Picks, Buddy and Bob, the Crickets, the Picks
Father Lawrence Odell
Mother Ella Pauline (Drake) Holley
Friend Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper

Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley; September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression; he learned to play guitar and to sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts, and he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school. He made his first appearance on local television in 1952, and the following year he formed the group "Buddy and Bob" with his friend Bob Montgomery. In 1955, after opening for Elvis Presley, Holly decided to pursue a career in music. He opened for Presley three times that year; his band's style shifted from country and western to entirely rock and roll. In October that year, when he opened for Bill Haley & His Comets, Holly was spotted by Nashville scout Eddie Crandall, who helped him get a contract with Decca Records.

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MandyLovesVintageMandyLovesVintageFeb 7, 2009

February 3rd....50 years without your Rockin` Talent. Your music is timeless, I`m proud to listen to you, Buddy! Lots of Love.

christine june thomasJan 8, 2008

i love buddy, that dark hansome shy texan guy,somthing unique about his music,they say elvis was the king of Rock n roll,thats because buddy was the father the creator of it, rave on buddy love you.xxxxx,

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