Buddy Holly & The Crickets

Buddy Holly & The Crickets

About Buddy Holly & The Crickets

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was a Texas singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as 'the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.' His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, and Eric Clapton, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among 'The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time'. The Crickets are a rock and roll band from Lubbock, Texas, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. Their first hit record was 'That'll Be the Day', released in 1957.

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