- Date of Birth:
- September 7, 1936
- 6' 0"
Buddy Holly (born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936) was an American singer-songwriter who helped define rock and roll in the mid 1950s. He formed several music groups over his career, starting with Buddy and Bob in 1953 and The Crickets, which became his most famous band. Holly’s most notable songs include “That’ll Be the Day” and Everyday”. Holly influenced popular bands and artists after him, such as Elton John, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Eric Clapton. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He died tragically in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959 at the age of 22.
Best Known For:
Buddy Holly was best known for being a musician and singer-songwriter.
While visiting New York City, Holly met Maria Elena Santiago. They married on August 15, 1958 and Holly moved to New York. As his widow, Maria owns the rights to his image and name.