Buddy (Holley) Holly

Charles Hardin (Holley) Holly (1936 - 1959)

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Charles Hardin (Buddy) Holly formerly Holley
Born in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United Statesmap
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Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
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Died in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 30 Jan 2020 | Created 25 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 30 Jan 2020
01:30: Aaron Gullison edited the Biography for Charles Hardin (Holley) Holly (1936-1959). [Thank Aaron for this]
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Buddy Holly, was an American musician and 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." His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Costello, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Holly number 13 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.


  • The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
  • Buddy Holly (1958)
  • That'll Be the Day (1958)

Buddy Holly released three albums in his lifetime. However, he recorded so prolifically that Coral Records was able to release brand-new albums and singles for 10 years after his death, although the technical quality was mixed, some being studio quality and others home recordings.


  • Wikipedia:Buddy_Holly
  • "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27821-2728-59?cc=2000219 : accessed 04 Aug 2014), Texas > Lubbock > Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock > 152-3B Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock City bounded by (N) 4th; (E) Av N; (S) Main; (W) Av Q > image 8 of 28; citing NARA digital publication of T627.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 29 January 2020), memorial page for Buddy Holly (7 Sep 1936–3 Feb 1959), Find A Grave: Memorial #492, citing City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

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