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Tragic Details Found In Buddy Holly's Autopsy Report

Though Buddy Holly's career lasted only two short years, his impact on rock 'n' roll and pop culture are undeniable. Born Charles Hardin Holley to a musical family in Lubbock, Texas, All That's Interesting states that he spent his youth focusing on learning and playing music. In 1955, Holly, then a teenager, opened for Elvis. By 1957, he released his song "That'll Be the Day" with his band, The Crickets. The song topped the charts and made the band a hit. With their song's success...

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    Tragic Details Found In Buddy Holly's Autopsy Report

    Tragic Details Found In Buddy Holly's Autopsy Report

    Though Buddy Holly's career lasted only two short years, his impact on rock 'n' roll and pop culture are undeniable. Born Charles Hardin Holley to a musical family in Lubbock, Texas, All That's Interesting states that he spent his youth focusing on learning and playing music. In 1955, Holly, then a teenager, opened for Elvis. By 1957, he released his song "That'll Be the Day" with his band, The Crickets. The song topped the charts and made the band a hit. With their song's success, Holly and The Crickets went on tour. In August of that year, they were the first white act to take the stage at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater (via The Vintage News).

    How Buddy Holly Got His Stage Name

    How Buddy Holly Got His Stage Name

    In the music industry, image can be everything. It's not just about success, sales, or musical talent (though it's tough to get very far without copious amounts of at least some of those traits). It's also about developing a persona, carving out a unique identity for a band or musician.

    Why The Beatles Wouldn't Have Existed Without Buddy Holly's Band

    Why The Beatles Wouldn't Have Existed Without Buddy Holly's Band

    Buddy Holly has had a tremendous impact on music. The talented young man died in an infamous plane crash on February 3, 1959, alongside Ritchie Vallens and the Big Bopper, at the tender age of just 22. The musical world mourned. It continues to. These rock 'n' roll pioneers' work will never be forgotten, though. They passed the torch on to generations of remarkable musicians that followed.

    The Untold Truth Of Buddy Holly And The Crickets

    It's said that one of the inspirations for The Beatles was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. The Fab Four's first single was a Holly tune, a cover of "That'll Be the Day," as was the first single for another British band you might have heard of, the Rolling Stones — "Not Fade Away." As for the Stones, Keith Richards called Holly and company "the world's first self-contained rock and roll band." Texas Monthly said in 1995, "it is difficult to find a modern-day rocker whose look or sound does not ultimately amount to a celebration of Buddy Holly." And that's undeniably true.

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