This is a delightful article, full of numerical tidbits about The Man Himself, from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, on September 6, 2014. Happy 78th birthday, Buddy! A by-the-numbers tribute A few facts about the rock 'n' roll legend born in Lubbock This weekend marks both Buddy Holly’s 78th birthday and the Buddy Holly Center’s 15th anniversary. … Continue reading Buddy Holly, by the numbers
It was an error in scheduling, possibly, but the six days that Buddy Holly & The Crickets appeared at the historic African-American Apollo Theatre that Rock ’n’ Roll could not be confined to one race, gender, performer, or audience. (The revelation had to wait through an awkward show or two before a reluctant 100% black … Continue reading August 16–22, 1957: Buddy Holly & The Crickets at The Apollo Theatre
Twelve of Holly’s Top 10 hits were recorded at Norman Petty’s studio, including classics like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “It’s So Easy,” “Rave On,” “Every Day,” “Maybe Baby,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh, Boy!” and “True Love Ways.”
Black Friday is a great excuse to shop for Buddy Holly items for yourself, your family, your friends—anyone who loves his life and music.