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October 26

Reminiscing Buddy Holly: One Of The Pioneers Of Rock n’ Roll

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It’s just sad to see a talented artist who dies at a young age. Yup! You know what I’m takin’ about. One of them is Buddy Holly. To add, he was at the peak of his career when the tragic incident happened. He was also featured in the famous song “American Pie” by Don Mclean. Thus, he also describes in a metaphor that when Holly passed away, the music died. Well, he must be an icon that time.

“The Pioneer”

Charles Hardin Holley better known as Buddy Holly was an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer. This man is a multi-talented person with a lot of talent and drive to be successful in the music industry. Also, Buddy Holly was known for his rock n’ roll style in the mid 50’s. At first, his band played country then they shifted to western and rock n’ roll. He also had the chance to work with “The King” Elvis Presley in 1955.

As a child, music was not new to Buddy Holly because he grew up in a musically inclined family. Hence, his influences in music are gospel, country, and rhythm and blues. In his younger years, he and his band first appeared at local television and in October 1955, they signed with Decca Records. Upon his success, he and his band were able to release hit after hit.

“The Major Hit”

“Peggy Sue” was one of Buddy Holly’s best singles and he co-wrote it. Even more, the song was recorded in 1957. Since their band shifted its genre, this song was labeled as a rock n’ roll type with a happy and playful beat. Originally, the song was entitled after Holly’s niece “Cindy Lou.” However, it was named after the ex-girlfriend of Jerry Allison, Holly’s drummer.

The song was loved by the public because it landed on no. 3 in Billboard Hot 100 in 1957. Also Rolling Stone ranked it as no. 194 on their list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

Apparently, the song had a great impact and influence on the music industry. Admittedly, he is a musical genius with an exceptional talent it’s just sad that the world was not able to enjoy what he can offer to the industry longer.


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American Pie, Buddy Holly, Don McLean, Jerry Allison, Peggy Sue


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