Buddy Holly

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  • Born

    Buddy Holly was born on September 7th, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Began recording his music.

    Buddy Holly began recording his own music at his home in Lubbock, Texas in 1949.
  • Started playing at KDAV radio in Lubbock.

    By late 1953, Buddy Holly and Jack Neal started playing at KDAV radio in Lubbock.
  • Signed to Decca Records.

    On January 26th, 1956 Buddy Holly was signed to Decca Records as a solo artist.
  • Released "Love Me".

    Buddy Holly released the song "Love Me" on April 21, 1956 with Decca Records.
  • 19,000 copies of "Love Me" had been sold.

    19,000 copies of "Love Me" had been sold.
    By the end of June 1956, the record "Love Me" sold 19,000 copies. Giving Buddy Holly a good mention in a issue of 'Billboard Magazine'.
  • Buddy Holly and the Crickets form.

    Buddy Holly and the Crickets form.
    Buddy forms his band, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, with his friends Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, and Joe B. Mauldin.
  • Buddy Holly and the Crickets signed to Brunswick Records.

    Buddy Holly and the Crickets signed to Brunswick Records.
    Buddy Holly and the Crickets get signed by Brunswick
    Records, a subsidiary of Decca Records, in New York.
  • Release the single "That'll Be the Day".

    Release the single "That'll Be the Day".
    On May 27th, 1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets release the hit single "That'll Be the Day".
  • They perform at the Apollo.

    They perform at the Apollo.
    Buddy Holly and the Crickets perform at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Making them the first ever white performance at the Apollo.
  • Buddy Holly and the Crickets travel for 6-day tour.

    Buddy Holly and the Crickets travel for 6-day tour.
    Buddy Holly & The Crickets travel from Hawaii to Sydney, Australia, for a six-day tour. Others on the tour include Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka and Jodie Sands.
  • Buddy Holly and the Crickets breakup.

    Later on in October 1958, Buddy Holly and the Crickets split up due to arguments between the members.
  • The Day The Music Died.

    The Day The Music Died.
    After Buddy's band broke up, he joined on a tour called "The Winter Dance Party". At about 1:00 a.m. on February 3rd, 1959 the plane that were carrying the performers such as, Buddy, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, crashed and the three rock and rollers. This day is known as "The Day The Music Died" which Don Mclean had written about in his song "American Pie".
  • Statue of Buddy Holly

    Statue of Buddy Holly
    A statue of Buddy Holly was built in Lubbock, Texas across the street from the Buddy Holly Center, a museum dedicated to the rock n roll legend built in 1980. Buddy's statue was in honor of him being inducted to the Walk of Fame.
  • "Without Elvis..."

    "Without Elvis..."
    "Without Elvis none of us could have made it."- Buddy Holly
  • "Don't tell him rock n roll..."

    "Don't tell him rock n roll..."
    "If anyone asks what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop'. Don't tell him rock n roll or they won't let you in the hotel."- Buddy Holly