“Goodbye” Buddy Holly Died 3 February 1959
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success was however short lived, before his death in a plane crash at the age of 22. His works influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, and Eric Clapton. Holly was one of the inaugural inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and in 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly No. 13 among “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.