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  Buddy Holly
Holly's upbeat, pop sound became the transition between the raw rockabilly of Sun Records and the sophisticated pop rock music that would follow in the decades to come.
Holly and his band were thought to be fl by those who only heard them.
Holly's music was a major influence for such rock music legends as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello.
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 Buddy Holly
Holly’s catalog of songs includes such standards of the rock and roll canon as “Rave On,” “Peggy Sue,”; “That’ll Be the Day,” Oh Boy!” and “Maybe Baby.” Though Holly lacked the arresting sexuality of Elvis Presley, he nonetheless cut an engaging, charismatic figure with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses and vocal hiccup.
Holly was a professed influence on the Beatles and Hollies (both of whom derived their names from his).
Buddy Holly and the Crickets share the bill with Bobby Darin, Dion and the Belmonts, Clyde McPhatter, and the Coasters.
www.rockhall.com /hof/inductee.asp?id=119   (1276 words)

 Buddy Holly Memorabilia
According to eldest brother Larry Holley (Buddy had dropped the "e" from the family surname in his professional life), the twenty-two year old was very happy with this expensive purchase and proudly displayed it when he came home to Lubbock, Texas for his last Christmas visit.
A color photograph showing Buddy Holly wearing this very special wristwatch is included though only the band, which did not survive the crash, is visible.
Buddy Holly's Driving License (Lot 390) was sold at auction at Bonhams in London UK 24th November 1999, for...
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  Buddy Holly
Charles Hardin (Buddy) Holly was born September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas the fourth of four children born to Lawrence and Ella Holly.
In his youth, Holly had little direct contact with fls or their music, but like so many other young musicians, he was attracted to the rhythm and blues heard on distant radio stations.
By the time Buddy and Bob entered high school, they were widening their audience by appearing at youth clubs and centers as far away as Carlsbad, New Mexico and Amarillo, Texas.
www.history-of-rock.com /buddy_holly.htm   (1288 words)

 The Official Community of Buddy Holly
Young Buddy Holly impersonator Richie Lee will be performing this Friday, September 22, at the "Rock N Roll Classic" themed Coca-Cola Days festival, happening in Atlantic, Iowa until September 24.
The lyrics have struck a chord with Larry and Travis Holley who have stated that their brother Buddy "...was loyal to his hometown, his church and his family," clearly indicating the brothers' feelings about the lyrics of the song.
The Buddy Holly Center and the Silent Wings Museum will be accepting toy donations to benefit local children from December 1st to December 20, 2005.
www.buddyholly.com /buzzin.aspx   (3953 words)

  VH1.com : Buddy Holly : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Holly wasn't listed as a member in the original document, in order to hide his involvement with "That'll Be the Day," but this omission would later become the source of serious legal and financial problems for him.
Buddy Holly & the Crickets were very popular in America, but in England they were even bigger, their impact serious rivaling that of Elvis and, in some ways, even exceeding it.
Holly's record label continued to release posthumous albums of his work for years after his death, beginning with The Buddy Holly Story in early 1959, and they even repackaged the 1956 Decca sides several times over under various titles (the mid-'70s British LP The Nashville Sessions is the best of the vinyl editions).
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  Buddy Holly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas to Lawrence Odell Holley and Ella Pauline Drake.
Buddy Holly is considered one of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll and one of its most influential.
Buddy Holly was part of the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its formation in 1986.
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 Buddy Holly (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was released as a single in 1995 and appeared on the self-titled debut album in 1994.
The lyrics reference 50's singer, Buddy Holly and actress, Mary Tyler Moore.
Rivers Cuomo is known for wearing thick-rimmed glasses, as did Buddy Holly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buddy_Holly_(song)   (456 words)

 Buddy Holly - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas to parents Lawrence Odell Holley and Ella Pauline Drake.
The science fiction novel Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede, by Bradley Denton (ISBN 0688108229 and ISBN 0380718766), begins when television sets throughout the world suddenly begin broadcasting a concert by an apparently living Buddy Holly, who says he is on Ganymede.
Buddy Holly was a hit song in 1994 for the indie rock band Weezer on their self-titled debut album.
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Buddy Holly -- The Influence opened at the Museum of Texas Tech University on Thursday, September 7, 1995, with on opening celebration and ribbon cutting that began at 10:00 a.m.
Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas, on September 7, 1936.
Lubbock residents converged on the unveiling of the new Buddy Holly exhibit at the Texas Tech Museum that was held on September 7, 1995.
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 Rolling Stone : Buddy Holly: Biography
Buddy Holly's playful, mock-ingenuous singing, with slides between falsetto and regular voice and a trademark “hiccup,” has been a major influence on Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and numerous imitators.
Holly’s death was marked by the release of “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” (#13, 1959), which topped the U.K. chart for six consecutive weeks.
In 1986 Holly was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; seven years later he was honored with his own postage stamp.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/buddyholly/biography   (1387 words)

 Buddy Holly - rock and roll music at the RockSite
Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas, USA in 1936.
Holly also managed to bridge some of the racial divide that punctuated rock, notably winning over an all-fl audience when accidentally booked for New York's Apollo Theatre (though, unlike the fictional portrayal in his movie biography, it took several performances for audiences to be convinced of his talents).
Buddy Holly is considered one of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll and one of its most influential.
www.rocksite.info /r-holly-buddy.htm   (3316 words)

 RAB Hall of Fame: Buddy Holly
The audience at a UK Buddy Holly and The Crickets show included a young John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who would later sight them as a major influence, including the name The Beatles which was inspired from The Crickets.
Buddy Holly was one of those pioneers, and was the legend to be made, and he was one of my heroes.
Buddy said he told all his friends in Lubbock he'd do that song, so it would be that song or nothing.
www.rockabillyhall.com /BuddyHolly.html   (3499 words)

 The Day the Music Died, the Crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper
Buddy Holly had had enough of the unheated bus and decided to charter a plane for himself and his guys.
Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (changed to Holly due to a misspelling on a contract) and his band, The Crickets, had a number one hit in 1957 with the tune That'll Be The Day.
Holly married Maria Elena Santiago and moved to New York with the hope of concentrating on song writing and producing.
www.fiftiesweb.com /crash.htm   (983 words)

 Buddy Holly - The Day that Music Died?
Buddy's early years are of interest - not so much for what they revealabout him but for what they reveal about the taproots of American Rock.
Buddy went home with no recording contract, but leaving a large numberof unreleased cuts including "Rock Around with Ollie Vee," "Ting-A-Ling," "Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight," and "That'll Be The Day." Discouraged,but dedicated, he continued to record with amateur equipment in his garage.
Buddy was full of ideas and plans for the future, including an albumof Ray Charles material and a trip to England.
www.rareexception.com /Garden/Rock/Buddy.php   (3384 words)

 Love not fade away: Guarding Buddy Holly's legacy: Arts & Entertainment: The Seattle Times
Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago were married on Aug. 15, 1958, after a whirlwind courtship.
Like the 1978 film "The Buddy Holly Story," the stage show dramatizes the brief life of its subject (born Charles Hardin Holley) and resurrects many of his timelessly appealing hit songs.
Holly fans pine for a definitive boxed set of his recordings, made with his band the Crickets and, briefly, as a solo artist.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2003564834_buddy110.html   (787 words)

 NPR : Buddy Holly's Little-Known Encore
Buddy Holly produced some of the most influential work in rock music before he died at 22 in 1959.
Holly made another set of tapes in the living room of his New York apartment just weeks before he died.
Buddy Holly fan Dale Lawrence, who has heard these still-unreleased songs, tells their tale.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1496872   (269 words)

 Buddy Holly Discography & Biography, Buddy Holly Albums & CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley) is one of the most influential of early rock and roll singers.
Like Elvis Presley, Holly's first stage appearance was in a talent contest, which he won at the age of five.
Holly's next session was recorded with new producer Dick Jacobs.
www.prex.com /biography/Buddy-Holly-discography.html   (1536 words)

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Holly’s contract expired, but the undaunted artist continued to concentrate his efforts on recording new songs at producer Norman Petty’s studio 100 miles west of Lubbock in Clovis, New Mexico.
Holly’s 1958 recording in Clovis certainly anticipated the folk-rock sound, via Holly’s acoustic guitar and urgent, but softly sung vocals, Mauldin’s upright bass, and Allison lightly tippling a cymbal.
Holly’s first home demo was the cleverly arranged "Peggy Sue Got Married," a sequel to his second-biggest hit.
www.countrystars.com /legends/bios/holly_b.html   (2891 words)

 Buddy Holly - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
de:Buddy Holly sv:Buddy Holly Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 - February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll.
Holly also managed to bridge some of the racial divide that punctuated rock, notably winning over an all-fl audience when accidentally booked for New York's Apollo Theatre (though, unlike the fictional portrayal in his movie biography, it took several performances for audiences to be convinced of his talents).
Buddy Holly was a hit song in 1995 for the emo/alternative/punk music group Weezer.
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 Perfect Sound Forever: Buddy Holly's John Lennon connection
Holly's DJ contacts got him a disastrous early Nashville session in early 1956 for Decca with Owen Bradley (the smoothie who dressed up Patsy Cline in satin and strings) before he retreated to Clovis, New Mexico, with one Norman Petty.
Buddy went up and started talking to them, and they knew from how he talked that he was a musician.
But he devoured Buddy Holly records, and studied them the way geeks take apart clocks, just to see how they work; they were so cleverly layered that to learn and perform them comprised a tutorial in rock form.
www.furious.com /perfect/buddyholly.html   (3738 words)

 Amazon.com: The Buddy Holly Collection: Music: Buddy Holly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This collection is a welcome reminder that Holly was one of the recording industry's most prolific singer-songwriters, and the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets is as enjoyable today as it was 40 years ago.
Holly's first studio recordings were produced by the legendary Owen Bradley and clearly shows the influence of country music on Holly's early recordings like "Blue Days," while "Love Me" and "Midnight Shift" point the direction Holly would go during the rest of his all too short career.
Buddy Holly was one of my dad's gifts to me, because I never appreciated the music until I got this dubbed cassette in the mail saying "check this out".
www.amazon.com /Buddy-Holly-Collection/dp/B000002OPE   (1430 words)

 Buddy Holly - RocknRoll Messiah
Buddy's guitar was the weapon that fired the first shots in the worldwide political, cultural, and even spiritual revolutions which freed the numbed and damaged post-war minds in the mid-Twentieth Century, leading to the quantum leaps in creative output which we have witnessed in the past 50 years.
Buddy discovered that the willpower of a dedicated dreamer can be enough to create a new reality, and he only began to see that his dream was powerful enough to change reality for us all.
Buddy Holly harnessed and brought to reality a sound which would shake the foundations of America and the world at the cusp of Ages.
www.virtualubbock.com /stoCOBuddy.html   (3049 words)

 Buddy Holly Center - Lubbock, Texas. USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mission of the Buddy Holly Center is to provide world-renowned interactive and dynamic exhibits and programs on Texas Music and contemporary visual arts.
The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.
The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas.
www.buddyhollycenter.org /index2.html   (183 words)

 Buddy Holly
Buddy recorded 12 songs for Decca in 1956, with 11 of them being released in the 50s, although 7 of the songs were not released until after he had become popular with the Crickets.
Buddy had already recorded a version of the song for Decca, but the label did not plan on ever releasing it, and frankly, the Decca version was not all that good.
Buddy Holly was the most progressive rock and roll star of the 50s.
www.digitaldreamdoor.com /pages/best_artists-bio/buddyholly.html   (3572 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 3 | 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash
Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper - 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time.
Holly is often described as the most influential of the early rock 'n' roll musicians, and has been cited as such by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles.
Holly was commemorated in the musical Buddy which opened in London in 1986.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/3/newsid_2802000/2802541.stm   (507 words)

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