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Buddy Holly

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Born: Sep 7, 1936 in Lubbock, TX
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Died: Feb 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, IA
Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: Buddy Holly is perhaps the most anomalous legend of '50s rock & roll -- he had his share of hits, and he achieved major rock & roll stardom, but his importance transcends any sales figures or even the particulars of any one song (or group of songs) that he wrote or recorded. Holly was unique, his legendary ...Read full biography
The Chirping Crickets
Released: 1957
Label: MCA Special Products
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The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The "Chirping" Crickets contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top Ten ...Read full review
Chirpin' Crickets [Expanded]
Released: 1957
Label: Geffen/MCA
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It's taken 46 years for Buddy Holly's debut LP to finally get treated with some real respect by its U.S. label -- in England, where they've treated Holly like a rock & roll god for 50 years, there's been ...Read full review
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