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1958 and one of today's b'day celebrants Don Everly (in the front of the line-up here) with Jerry Allison (The Crickets), Buddy Holly and Phil Everly as the line moves to the back (left) - The Everly Brothers frequently toured with Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly & The Crickets. 55 years ago, the day the music died, February 3 1959

Buddy Holly & The Crickets. 55 years ago, the day the music died, February 3 1959

On 3rd February 1959 the chartered plane carrying singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper fell out of the sky and rock ‘n’ roll was forever changed. Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.” His work had a great influence on popular music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Holly 13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Rock in its Early Days: 1950s Rock 'N' Roll

On 3rd February 1959 the chartered plane carrying singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper fell out of the sky and rock ‘n’ roll was forever changed. Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.” His work had a great influence on popular music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Holly 13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Buddy Holly and The Crickets  The Chirping

Buddy Holly and The Crickets – The "Chirping" Crickets featuring remastered "Oh Boy" 1987 (LP, Album, Vinyl Record ) Rock and Roll Music

Buddy Holly and The Crickets The Chirping

Maybe Baby-Buddy Holly and the Crickets-original song-1957 ~ This song is one of my favorites from the 50's. The nice thing about this video is that it shows different clips from the movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI a great film with an AWESOME SOUNDTRACK !

Maybe Baby-Buddy Holly and the Crickets-original song-1957 ~ This song is one of my favorites from the 50's. The nice thing about this video is that it shows different clips from the movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI a great film with an AWESOME SOUNDTRACK !

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