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" went to see Elvis Presley, but you went to hear Buddy Holly..."

Buddy Holly & The Crickets are credited with being THE FIRST self contained rock & roll band - they played all their own instruments, wrote most of and recorded their own songs, and their final line up established the classic rock & roll band - 2 guitars, electric bass and a drummer.

Buddy recorded 110 songs in a few short years - Buddy died at age 23 in a light plane crash in an icy field traveling between shows...

Buddy Holly played Fender Stratocaster guitars, a new and radical design of the early 1950's. He owned and played several - and several of his were stolen at various stops along the road...

Buddy Holly & The Crickets released this hit song in 1957 - Peggy Sue...

Maybe Baby, live from a BBC performance in 1958...

From a BBC TV program in 1958, that was watched by the young Paul McCartney and John Lennon...Oh, Boy!

Buddy Holly was a pioneer, a treasure of American music and art, one of the creators of rock & roll whose incalculable influence has never faded, even among those who have never heard of him.

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