Buddy Holly died On February 3, 1959 in a small-plane crash together with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. That day is still known as "The day the music died". Sometimes I wonder what other beautiful songs he would have made if he hadn't died at age 22. Weezer named one of their songs to him.

Buddy Holly died On February 3, 1959 in a small-plane crash together with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. That day is still known as "The day the music died". Sometimes I wonder what other beautiful songs he would have made if he hadn't died at age 22. Weezer named one of their songs to him.

"True Love Ways"  Buddy Holly ... "True Love Ways" is a song co-written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded with the Ray Ellis orchestra in October 1958, four months before the singer's death.... Such a beautiful song and one I have always loved!

"True Love Ways" Buddy Holly ... "True Love Ways" is a song co-written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded with the Ray Ellis orchestra in October 1958, four months before the singer's death.... Such a beautiful song and one I have always loved!

clear lake, iowa: buddy holly's crash site.  the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. the site is often marked with items added by visitors

clear lake, iowa: buddy holly's crash site. the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. the site is often marked with items added by visitors

Buddy Holly & The Crickets. 55 years ago, the day the music died, February 3 1959

Buddy Holly & The Crickets. 55 years ago, the day the music died, February 3 1959

Jan of 1958 we were being treated to a great new song from (Buddy Holly and) The Crickets - 'Oh boy!'

Jan of 1958 we were being treated to a great new song from (Buddy Holly and) The Crickets - 'Oh boy!'

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.

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 turned a generation of future heroes – George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck – onto the guitar

100 Greatest Guitarists

Buddy Holly turned a generation of future heroes – George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck – onto the guitar

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