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Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly - Life and Legacy

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets* - Oh Boy

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The Day the Music Died

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Buddy Holly - Everyday

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Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts, and he performed in Lubbock with his friends from high school.
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