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11 Facts About The Legendary Rock Musician Buddy Holly

Collected for you interesting facts about the ever-young legend of rock'n'roll.

So, let's go. Do you know that:

  1. Full name of the musician - Charles Hardin Holly; Buddy - the nickname given to him by his parents and in English means "buddy", "buddy";
  2. The first money with the help of music he earned in five years at the talent show, speaking with the older brothers Larry and Travis;
  3. The first record of Buddy Holly was made in 1949 when he was thirteen years old; It was the song "My Two-Timin 'Woman" by Hank Snow, which Buddy sang into a tape recorder; His Holly borrowed from his friend, who worked in a music store;
  4. The first collective, organized by Holly, was called "Buddy and Bob", the second participant of which was the musician's colleague Bob Montgomery; The duo successfully performed their songs in the clubs and schools of Lubbock, the hometown of Holly;
  5. Holly acted on the "warm-up" of such "monsters" of rock'n'roll as Elvis Presley and Bill Haley;
  6. Originally the band The Crickets was called "Buddy Holly and the Two Tunes";
  7. The band's first singles - "Blue Days, Black Nights" and "Modern Don Juan" - did not like the audience; In part this is due to the almost bonded policy of the recording studio Decca Records, which dictated its terms;
  8. The first version of the hit "That'll Be The Day" was a half-octave higher and was slower than the second version of the song;
  9. In August 1957, the band "The Crickets" went on their first tour of the country, where they were the only white participants;
  10. He died in a plane crash at the age of 22 together with musicians Giles Perry "Big Bopper" Richardson and Richie Wales; His pregnant wife lost her child when she learned of her death;
  11. In 1978, a biopic "The History of Buddy Holly" with Gary Bezy in the title role;
  12. Holly was one of the first ten rock musicians to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  13. On September 7, 2011, the day Buddy turned 75, he received a star on the "Walk of Fame" in Hollywood.

More details about the musician can be read in the article "Buddy Holly: The Biography of a Musician" on my blog.

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