Buddy Holly c. 1958. I hate buses too Buddy but light planes with inexperienced pilots even more.

Buddy Holly c. 1958. I hate buses too Buddy but light planes with inexperienced pilots even more.

Feb 03, 1959.... rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." So sad I can't even believe it, till this very day!! But what icons and forever rock n roll legends Xoxo F

Feb 03, 1959.... rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." So sad I can't even believe it, till this very day!! But what icons and forever rock n roll legends Xoxo F

One of the great romantic rock songs of all time, by the great crooner from Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly, who is credited by many as creating the sound that many rock bands, including the Beatles and the Stones emulated.  The saxophone countermelody is played by Boomie Richardson, who was a saxophonist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

One of the great romantic rock songs of all time, by the great crooner from Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly, who is credited by many as creating the sound that many rock bands, including the Beatles and the Stones emulated. The saxophone countermelody is played by Boomie Richardson, who was a saxophonist for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation.  Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday, Not Fade Away, Words of Love and many more!

From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation. Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday, Not Fade Away, Words of Love and many more!

From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation.  Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday, Not Fade Away, Words of Love and many more!

From his meteoric rise to fame in 1957 through his tragic death less than two years later, Buddy Holly influenced modern music like no other performer of his generation. Featuring more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday, Not Fade Away, Words of Love and many more!

Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

14 Famous Memorial Sites For Musicians

Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

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.

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.

waylon jennings and buddy holly. photobooth circa 1959. the original hipsters.

20 Nostalgia-Inducing Photo Booth Snaps of Famous People

waylon jennings and buddy holly. photobooth circa 1959. the original hipsters.

Buddy Holly. One of the first major stars to write his own lyrics.

Buddy Holly. One of the first major stars to write his own lyrics.

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