February 3: The Death Day Of Buddy Holly

Buddy_HollyJoseph Allen writes about “the Buddy Holly Curse” on RockStarMartyr.net:

Anything cool you ever did, Buddy Holly did first. Those trend-lemming black specs? Buddy wore those when glasses were for nerds. Your hip, four-piece rock band? Buddy set that standard, son. Radical race-mixing? Buddy played with black musicians and married a Latina before such associations yielded multiculti cred—back when it got you bludgeoned by mongrels. Those teenage girls shaking hips by the jukebox? Buddy got the first slice of Miss American Pie, and by all accounts, she was home-grown cherry. And your tragic demise in the passenger seat of a hexed death-machine? Buddy beat you to it, dude. He’ll be worshipped forever, and you’ll be another statistic.

Like a sacrificial life-force, rock n’ roll was in Buddy Holly’s blood. His voice won over crowds from kindergarten on. As a teen in 1955, Buddy marveled at Elvis’ rockabilly performances, eventually opening for the King later that year. By ’56, he was recording his first singles in Nashville, which flopped. Undaunted, Buddy hooked up with recording studio manager Norman Petty, who nurtured Holly’s eclectic talents through the next hard year, and helped himself to Holly’s money when his singles finally topped the charts. Buddy’s career took off in September of 1957, only to crash in a spiraling fireball on February 3, 1959—along with stars Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The Day the Music Died. That’s when record sales shot past the Sputnik.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets wrote hits about true love in an age of innocence. John Lennon was changed for life after seeing him play on TV…

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  • Guest

    and Buddy Holly did it all in an18-month career.

  • Hadrian999

    takes most artists years to get so over rated

  • Packedfunk

    rip the great buddy holly
    there will never be another like you

  • Packedfunk

    rip the great buddy holly
    there will never be another like you

  • Rizlich

    There was no ‘spiraling fireball.’ If you read the CAB report you’ll see that there was no fire at all. The plane hit the ground at an angle, nose down, the starboard wingtip hitting first. The engine was producing power and the prop pitch was set for cruising. The pilot, however, was not instrument rated, and the weather had deteriorated to instrument conditions. It’s possible that he was unaware of how bad the weather had become and had not been advised as such.

  • Rizlich

    There was no ‘spiraling fireball.’ If you read the CAB report you’ll see that there was no fire at all. The plane hit the ground at an angle, nose down, the starboard wingtip hitting first. The engine was producing power and the prop pitch was set for cruising. The pilot, however, was not instrument rated, and the weather had deteriorated to instrument conditions. It’s possible that he was unaware of how bad the weather had become and had not been advised as such.

  • timothy_kehr_edina_moron

    I love Buddy Holly but there is a person to address about this topic. Timothy D Kehr, you are living 30+ years in the past. Who gives a hell about your commercials as most people who even remember them are dead or about to die. I’m sorry that you never accomplished stardom, but in your mind you did. You were a nobody and you still are a nobody! Why don’t you close your eyes and dream about yourself walking down the red carpet, because it will only be a dream! Your name, TIMOTHY D. KEHR as if you are a recognizable name. You are the biggest phony in the Twin Cities. Also, by the way, you make it sound as if you are very wealthy. There is a running joke that we all have here here in Edina. We all know that you are the cheapest person in the Metro if not the state. All of us here talk about how you act like you are really something, but we laugh after you walk away as we have done this for years. Timmy, lets hear more about Buddy Holly and other topics that are so old that there should be dust coming out of your mouth Timmy boy the 60′s were 40 years ago, back to reality now. News alert Tim, nobody cares about these topics but you, don’t you get it? Most of us have known you for 20+ years and we are all wondering when you will finally realize that you are as important as the cleak at the Dollar Store. Wake up you idiot!

  • Anonymous

    I love Buddy Holly but there is a person to address about this topic. Timothy D Kehr, you are living 30+ years in the past. Who gives a hell about your commercials as most people who even remember them are dead or about to die. I’m sorry that you never accomplished stardom, but in your mind you did. You were a nobody and you still are a nobody! Why don’t you close your eyes and dream about yourself walking down the red carpet, because it will only be a dream! Your name, TIMOTHY D. KEHR as if you are a recognizable name. You are the biggest phony in the Twin Cities. Also, by the way, you make it sound as if you are very wealthy. There is a running joke that we all have here here in Edina. We all know that you are the cheapest person in the Metro if not the state. All of us here talk about how you act like you are really something, but we laugh after you walk away as we have done this for years. Timmy, lets hear more about Buddy Holly and other topics that are so old that there should be dust coming out of your mouth Timmy boy the 60′s were 40 years ago, back to reality now. News alert Tim, nobody cares about these topics but you, don’t you get it? Most of us have known you for 20+ years and we are all wondering when you will finally realize that you are as important as the cleak at the Dollar Store. Wake up you idiot!

  • Hadrian999

    takes most artists years to get so over rated