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Buddy Holly

American singer-songwriter (1936–1959).

Born September 7th, 1936 in Lubbock. [ref]

Died February 3rd, 1959 at 22 years old in Clear Lake (aircraft crash). [ref]

composer, guitarist, musician, record producer, singer, songwriter

Buddy Holly, renowned singer and songwriter, died on February 3, 1959, at the age of 22. A native of Lubbock, Texas, he rose to fame in the 1950s for his groundbreaking brand of rock & roll and had a lasting influence on popular music. Throughout his career, he created several seminal hit singles, including "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Boy," "Rave On," "Maybe Baby," and more. Holly's career as a young musician was a success, and he toured extensively in the U.S. and U.K. He was named Radio & Records Magazine's Top Artist of 1958. His album "The Chirping Crickets" remained highly successful and is widely regarded as one of the essential recordings of the era. Holly's early death has been called one of the greatest tragedies in music history. His work remains highly influential to this day, and his music continues to be enjoyed worldwide.

Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter. Albert Camus