Tag: Buddy Holly

On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa
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On this day in 1959 Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa

On February 2nd, 1959, just a few hours before the tragic plane crash that killed them, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, three of the rising stars on the Rock N’ Roll scene, all play their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, during the infamous Winter Dance Party Tour.

Buddy Holly premieres on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957
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Buddy Holly premieres on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1957

Buddy Holly and The Crickets first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1st, 1957, watch Buddy performing “That’ll Be The Day” at the famous TV show

"That'll Be The Day" Hits No. 1 in 1957
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“That’ll Be The Day” Hits No. 1 in 1957

One of Buddy Holly’s signature songs and an absolute Rock classic climbed to the top of the charts on this day in 1957

Remembering the legendary Buddy Holly*
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Remembering the legendary Buddy Holly*

Celebrating the life of one of Rock’s most influential musicians on his 84th Birthday