Personalities | Buddy Holly | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, guitar, 1936–59)

Born Charles Holley in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy was one of the biggest names of the rock’n’roll era. Along with his group, The Crickets, he recorded for producer Norman Petty and created a series of instantly recognizable worldwide hits. He came from a strictly hillbilly background but incorporated both R&B and blues into his music with great success. His later work veered towards pop and away from rockabilly. Tragically, he died in a plane crash.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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