History Music / BuddyHolly

26th Aug '17 11:32:36 PM Tonestronaut
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* LongRunners: The Crickets still perform today, with Buddy's friend Sonny Curtis taking Buddy's place.

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* LongRunners: The Crickets still perform today, continued until 2016, with Buddy's friend Sonny Curtis taking Buddy's place.
30th Jan '17 1:55:30 PM Xtifr
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Born Charles Hardin Holley, '''Buddy Holly''' (September 7, 1936 -- February 3, 1959) was a tragic pioneer of RockAndRoll, and one of the three musicians whose death became known as The Day the Music Died. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, into a family where almost everybody played an instrument and sang CountryMusic. He got his nickname Buddy as a child. He started learning piano and guitar at 11, and was influenced by country & western, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and the music of his church. He formed a band with his best friend Bob Montgomery, and got a gig at a local radio station, adding bassist Larry Welborn and drummer Jerry Allison. There he heard, and covered, the first rock songs, just as they were coming out in 1954 and '55, before rock became mainstream.

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Born Charles Hardin Holley, '''Buddy Holly''' Buddy Holly (September 7, 1936 -- February 1936--February 3, 1959) was a tragic pioneer of RockAndRoll, and one of the three musicians whose death became known as The Day the Music Died. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, into a family where almost everybody played an instrument and sang CountryMusic. He got his nickname Buddy as a child. He started learning piano and guitar at 11, and was influenced by country & western, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and the music of his church. He formed a band with his best friend Bob Montgomery, and got a gig at a local radio station, adding bassist Larry Welborn and drummer Jerry Allison. There he heard, and covered, the first rock songs, just as they were coming out in 1954 and '55, before rock became mainstream.
23rd Jan '17 2:46:19 AM JamesAustin
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He agreed to headline a package tour with [[Music/TheBigBopper J. D. "The Big Bopper" Richardson]], Music/RitchieValens, and Dion and the Belmonts. He put together a new Crickets, with Tommy Allsup, and a couple of aspiring young Lubbock musicians: WaylonJennings on bass, and Carl Bunch on drums. The Winter Dance Party tour, beginning on January 23, 1959, was a miserable experience. They played every night, and when they weren't on stage, they were riding a bus through the middle of winter in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Bus after bus broke down, leaving them stranded in the cold. The Big Bopper caught a cold, and Carl Bunch got frostbite and had to go to the hospital. Clothes didn't get washed, and nobody got any rest. After a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, more than 400 miles lay between them and the next stop in Moorhead, Minnesota. Buddy decided to charter a plane for himself and his band, which would give them time to rest and do the laundry. The other musicians found out about the flight, and begged for a ride. The Big Bopper got Waylon's seat, and Ritchie Valens got Tommy's.

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He agreed to headline a package tour with [[Music/TheBigBopper J. D. "The Big Bopper" Richardson]], Music/RitchieValens, and Dion and the Belmonts. He put together a new Crickets, with Tommy Allsup, and a couple of aspiring young Lubbock musicians: WaylonJennings Music/WaylonJennings on bass, and Carl Bunch on drums. The Winter Dance Party tour, beginning on January 23, 1959, was a miserable experience. They played every night, and when they weren't on stage, they were riding a bus through the middle of winter in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Bus after bus broke down, leaving them stranded in the cold. The Big Bopper caught a cold, and Carl Bunch got frostbite and had to go to the hospital. Clothes didn't get washed, and nobody got any rest. After a show in Clear Lake, Iowa, more than 400 miles lay between them and the next stop in Moorhead, Minnesota. Buddy decided to charter a plane for himself and his band, which would give them time to rest and do the laundry. The other musicians found out about the flight, and begged for a ride. The Big Bopper got Waylon's seat, and Ritchie Valens got Tommy's.
22nd Dec '16 9:48:15 PM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Music/{{Weezer}} Ooo-wee-oo, he looks just like Rivers Cuomo]].]]
5th Dec '16 1:13:05 AM Ezclee4050
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* Odd percussion: Paradiddles in "Peggy Sue", hands slapping knees in "Everyday", and ride cymbal only in "Well All Right".

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* Odd percussion: Paradiddles in "Peggy Sue", hands slapping knees in "Everyday", and ride cymbal only in "Well All Right". Also non-traditional instrumentation, like the celeste that's prominently featured in "Everyday".
14th Nov '16 10:00:03 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* MusicOfNote: Buddy Holly is one of the most important musicians of the 50s, expanding the palette of rock & roll ''and'' pop music with his constant innovation. Having a celesta and knee-slapping percussion on "Everyday," doing his own overdubbed backup vocals (admittedly, this was predated by Les Paul & Mary Ford, but never imagined by a rock star), and singing with an orchestra, were ideas all considerably ahead of their time. And on top of that, Buddy is the reason the {{Everyman}} became such a favored archetype in rock and roll. Without Buddy, there's no [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] or [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] or Music/RoyOrbison or even Music/EltonJohn. Talk about a legacy.

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* MusicOfNote: Buddy Holly is one of the most important musicians of the 50s, expanding the palette of rock & roll ''and'' pop music with his constant innovation. Having a celesta and knee-slapping percussion on "Everyday," doing his own overdubbed backup vocals (admittedly, this was predated by pop artists such as Patti Page and Les Paul & Mary Ford, but never imagined by a rock star), and singing with an orchestra, were ideas all considerably ahead of their time. And on top of that, Buddy is the reason the {{Everyman}} became such a favored archetype in rock and roll. Without Buddy, there's no [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] or [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] or Music/RoyOrbison or even Music/EltonJohn. Talk about a legacy.
11th Nov '16 11:25:33 AM BugsFan17
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!!Buddy Holly and the Crickets provide examples of:

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!!Buddy Holly and the Crickets provide examples of:!!"You know my tropes not fade away":
5th Nov '16 9:40:38 PM Premonition45
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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Tragically subverted. In 1959, his wife Maria was pregnant with their first child, but she miscarried soon after his death.
2nd Sep '16 10:32:50 AM wyattte
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* TheFifties

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* TheFiftiesExcitedShowTitle: "Oh Boy!"
* TheFifties: One of its greatest icons.



* IAmTheBand

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* IAmTheBandIAmTheBand: The Crickets were a hell of an outfit, but Buddy is the clear driving force.



* MusicOfNote

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* MusicOfNoteMusicOfNote: Buddy Holly is one of the most important musicians of the 50s, expanding the palette of rock & roll ''and'' pop music with his constant innovation. Having a celesta and knee-slapping percussion on "Everyday," doing his own overdubbed backup vocals (admittedly, this was predated by Les Paul & Mary Ford, but never imagined by a rock star), and singing with an orchestra, were ideas all considerably ahead of their time. And on top of that, Buddy is the reason the {{Everyman}} became such a favored archetype in rock and roll. Without Buddy, there's no [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] or [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boys]] or Music/RoyOrbison or even Music/EltonJohn. Talk about a legacy.



* SelfTitledAlbum

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* SelfTitledAlbumSelfTitledAlbum: His debut solo album.



-->''A love to last more than one day; a love that's love, not fade away....."''

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-->''A love to last more than one day; a love that's love, not fade away....."''
4th Sep '15 11:03:46 AM Scabbard
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Born Charles Hardin Holley, '''Buddy Holly''' (September 7, 1936 -- February 3, 1959) was a tragic pioneer of RockAndRoll, and one of the three musicians whose death became known as The Day the Music Died.. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, into a family where almost everybody played an instrument and sang CountryMusic. He got his nickname Buddy as a child. He started learning piano and guitar at 11, and was influenced by country & western, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and the music of his church. He formed a band with his best friend Bob Montgomery, and got a gig at a local radio station, adding bassist Larry Welborn and drummer Jerry Allison. There he heard, and covered, the first rock songs, just as they were coming out in 1954 and '55, before rock became mainstream.

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Born Charles Hardin Holley, '''Buddy Holly''' (September 7, 1936 -- February 3, 1959) was a tragic pioneer of RockAndRoll, and one of the three musicians whose death became known as The Day the Music Died..Died. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, into a family where almost everybody played an instrument and sang CountryMusic. He got his nickname Buddy as a child. He started learning piano and guitar at 11, and was influenced by country & western, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, and the music of his church. He formed a band with his best friend Bob Montgomery, and got a gig at a local radio station, adding bassist Larry Welborn and drummer Jerry Allison. There he heard, and covered, the first rock songs, just as they were coming out in 1954 and '55, before rock became mainstream.
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