Charles Hardin (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)]
[children unknown]
Died in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United Statesmap
Holley-592 created 25 Jul 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 May 2017
14:16: Don Leuty edited the Birth Place, Death Place and Status Indicators for Buddy (Holley) Holly. (Standardize Locations) [Thank Don 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.


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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.


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