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Buddy Holly & The Crickets. The first true legendary band in rock history, in my opinion. Tragically taken away from us far too early. Holly and his band inspired so many of the next generation of rock legends including The Beatles, who named their own band in honor of the Crickets.

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Did Rock ‘n’ Roll really die? What do you think?

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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.

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Buddy Holly Songs Get Country Spin

Buddy Holly, was a Texas singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll

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Appearing On Ed Sullivan

( 2016 IN MEMORY OF ★ † ♪♫♪♪ BUDDY HOLLY ) ★ † ♪♫♪♪ Charles Hardin Holley - Monday, September 07, 1936 - Lubbock, Texas, USA. Died: Tuesday, February 03, 1959 (aged of 22) - 5' 11½" - Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. Cause of death; (plane crash), shortly after their last concert at the nearby Surf Ballroom. "Ed Sullivan and Buddy Holly"

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