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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
1st production model Stratocaster sold for $250K
Mar 27, 11:20 AM EST
1st production model Stratocaster sold to private collector for asking price of $250,000
1st production model Stratocaster for sale: $250K
Mar 18, 12:32 PM EST
Guitar that changed the world: 1st production model Fender Stratocaster on the market at $250K
GARY BUSEY ON HOLLYWOOD, LETO'S OSCAR SPEECH
Mar 2, 7:31 PM EST
GARY BUSEY ON HOLLYWOOD, LETO'S OSCAR SPEECH
Bobby Vee braves Alzheimer's to record once more
Jan 31, 5:13 AM EST
'60s pop star Bobby Vee, battling Alzheimer's, returns with new CD, 'The Adobe Sessions'