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The Crickets
1957


Buddy Holly
September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959


"the day the music died"
Don McLean's American Pie on Buddy Holly's death, February 3, 1959

courtesy Mrs Ella Holley
courtesy John Beecher
Steve Bonner Collection
Buddy Holly - the Buddy and Bob trio Buddy Holly and the Crickets onstage in England Buddy Holly in the studio
LEFT: Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn and Bob Montgomery — the Buddy and Bob trio — played country from 1953 up until they opened for Elvis Presley in 1955, after which time they played "Western and Bop." CENTER: Holly soon formed the Crickets and played — and helped define — Rock 'n' Roll. RIGHT: Holly was an innovator both in the studio and onstage, and laid much groundwork for future rockers. In just two short years he created many Rock 'n' Roll standards until his tragic death on February 3, 1959 — "the day the music died."

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". . . this is rock 'n' roll like we've never heard it before"
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (1958 British Tour)

"Buddy Holly was the start
of everything. His music had it all"
KEITH RICHARDS

"I was Buddy Holly"
JOHN LENNON


.Featured Sites .

Buddy Holly: Official Website
Buddy Holly Archive website
Buddy Holly Online website
official site by
Maria Elena Holly
historical clippings
from the Lubbock
'Avalanche-Journal'
comprehensive fan site

Other Recommended Sites
Rock + Roll Hall of Fame
Buddy's 1986 inductee page
Buddy Holly Recordings
comprehensive fan site
Buddy Holly Memorabilia
comprehensive fan site
Buddy Holly Museum
in Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly – The Complete Works
based on Marc Alesina's research
Buddy Holly – Rave On
a fan's tribute
The Buddy Holly Recordings
with links to obsolete recordings

Related Sites


Click on any link below for more information, or to order online

Remembering Buddy
The Buddy
Holly Story
Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly
The Day the
Music Died
Remembering Buddy - The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly
The Buddy Holly Story
Rave On - The Biography of Buddy Holly
The Day the Music Died - The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens
The Definitve Biography of Buddy Holly
by John Goldrosen and John Beecher
by John Tobler
by Philip Norman
The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens
by Larry Lehmer


Buddy
Memories of Buddy Holly
The Day the Music Died
Remembering Buddy - The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly
Remembering Buddy - The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly
Remembering Buddy - The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly
The Story of Buddy Holly
by Ann Bustard, Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)
NOTE:
For kids
Compiled by Jim Dawson and Spencer Leigh
Behind The Music
by Martin Huxley and Quinton Skinner


Buddy Holly Song Books Available Online
Jam with Buddy Holly — published by Hal Leonard
Buddy Holly — published by Hal Leonard

Buddy Holly Magazine
Buddy Holly International — quarterly fan club publication


Click on any link below for more information, or to order online

Buddy Holly:
Greatest Hits
The Buddy Holly Collection
The Crickets/
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly - Geatest Hits
The Buddy Holly Collection
Buddy Holly - The Chirping Crickets
original recording remasterd
MCA
1 CD / 18 tracks
1996
50 Classic Recordings
MCA
2 CDs / 50 tracks
1993
2 LPs in 1 CD
BGO
1 CD / 24 tracks
2001

Other Buddy Holly Recordings Available Online
The Very Best of Buddy Holly - Import (Universal/MCA / 1 CD / 35 tracks)
Cover to Cover - Import (MCI / 1 CD / 14 tracks)
Reminiscing / Showcase (BGO / 1 CD / 23 tracks)
The Buddy Holly Story - Import (Polygram / 1 CD / 12 tracks)
Buddy Holly: The Singles + (DJ Specialist / 2 CDs / 45 tracks)

Tribute Recordings of Buddy Holly
Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) (MCA / 1 CD / 12 tracks)


Click on any link below for more information, or to order online

The
Real Buddy Holly Story
The
Buddy Holly Story
The History of Rock 'n' Roll
Buddy Holly:
Rave On
The Real Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story
The History of Rock 'n' Roll featuring Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly - Rave On
info / order
VHS | DVD
info / order
VHS | DVD
Good Rockin' Tonight
Features Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis
info / order
VHS | DVD
A&E Biography
info / order
VHS | DVD

The Music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets
The Real Buddy Holly Story
"The Definitive Story"
info / order online
VHS | DVD
CAUTION:
PAL format


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Poster of
Buddy's last gig

Februry 2, 1959
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