Buddy Holly

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Born: September 7, 1936 | Died: February 3, 1959    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Pioneering rock 'n' roll musician Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936. He died in 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa. The youngest of four children of Lawrence and Ella (Drake) Holley, Buddy became one of the greatest legends of rock music.

His father worked as a tailor and salesman in a Lubbock clothing store, and though Lawrence did not play an instrument, he and Buddy's mom encouraged their children's musical skills.

At age five, Buddy appeared with his brothers in a talent show in the neighboring town of County Line. They won five dollars singing “Down the River of Memories.” At age eleven Buddy took piano lessons, but quit after nine months. He started studying steel guitar, but eventually taught himself to play on acoustic guitar. At Hutchinson Junior High he and a friend, Bob Montgomery, formed a country music duo that later performed rock-and-roll music....
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Albums 1958 Buddy Holly
1964 Showcase
1965 Holly in the Hills
1977 A Rock & Roll Collection
1997 Countrywise
2004 Buddy Holly
For the First Time Anywhere
Highlights From the Buddy Holly Story
Oh Boy Singles 1957 Words of Love / Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
1957 Peggy Sue / Everyday
1958 Rave On / Take Your Time
1958 Early in the Morning / Now We're One
1958 Heartbeat / Well... All Right
1959 It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Raining in My Heart
1959 Peggy Sue Got Married / Crying, Waiting, Hoping
1960 True Love Ways / That Makes It Tough
1960 Learning the Game / That Makes It Tough
1961 What to Do / That's What They Say
1962 Reminiscing / Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie
1963 Bo Diddley / True Love Ways
1963 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man / Wishing
1964 Love's Made a Fool of You / You're the One Soundtracks Buddy - Das Musical: Live in Hamburg!
The Buddy Holly Story

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