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Born: 7 September 1936
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas
Died: 3 February 1959 (airplane crash)
Best Known As: Rock music pioneer who sang "Peggy Sue"

Name at birth: Charles Hardin Holley

Buddy Holly was an early star of rock music whose
most famous songs are "That'll Be The Day" and "Peggy Sue."
Holly jumped into rock 'n' roll from a background in country and
western music. He played the guitar and sang, and he had a
keen interest in recording studio production techniques; he is
credited with being the first to use overdubbing and double-tracking.
He was killed in a plane crash in 1959, along with fellow rockers
Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.