7. September 2014 By Walter Price 0

Happy Birthday Buddy Holly!

Today The GTC celebrates the day of birth for one Charles Hardin Holley or just Buddy Holly as we all know and love him.

Texas native,Holly, was one of the pioneers of this magic we call Rock N’ Roll. Along with his Crickets, Holly had direct influence on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Don McLean and Eric Clapton (to name a few).

Holly’s career really only last about a year and a half but what an impact it made. With songs like “Peggy Sue“,  “Oh Boy” and “That’ll Be the Day” that are still played all over the world and inspiring the masses.

Buddy Holly, infamously, died in a plane crash 2 February 1959 with fellow music artists Ritchie Valens, “The Big Bopper” Richardson. Waylon Jennings was to be on the same flight but he had given his seat to Richardson who was ill and wanted to get to the next tour stop quickly. This day of tragedy is forever known as”The Day The Music Died”.

Your physical being may have perished that day but your music legacy lives on in all of us who love Rock N’ Roll.

Let’s hear some words from Buddy’s very own mouth…

“Without Elvis none of us would have made it.” – Buddy Holly

“If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock’n’roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel.” – Buddy Holly

“Very often death is referred to as a good career move.” – Buddy Holly

R.I.P. Buddy Holly (1936-1959)



Also Born On This Day: Chrissie Hynde – The Pretenders (1951) and Easy E – NWA (1963-1995)
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