In spite of his brief career, Buddy Holly was very influential and is considered one of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll music. He was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for his work with The Crickets. Born on September 07, 1936 in Lubbock, TX, USA, he tragically died at the age of 22 in a plane crash on February 03, 1959 just outside of Mason City, IA, USA. This day is referred to by many as "The Day The Music Died," which are lyrics from the song American Pie by Don McLean.
Buddy Holly's impact on music can still be felt today. His contributions earned him a place among the first inductees into both the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (Performer) and Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.
Although his life was cut short, Buddy Holly left behind a lasting legacy that continues to inspire generations of musicians.