Buddy Holly was one of the most enduring and powerful rock singers in history. John Lennon and Paul McCartney have called him a major influence in their music. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Bruce Springsteen said, “I play Buddy Holly every night before I go on; that keeps me honest.”
Holly influenced Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Elvis Costello, Linda Ronstadt, and countless other musical artists. Buddy Holly had such classic rock and roll hits as “Oh Boy!”, “That’ll Be The Day”, and “Peggy Sue”. It’s no wonder why his music is still widely played and enjoyed today.
Many people don’t realize
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