1. Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer and songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
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4. Unhappy with Bradley's musical style and control in the studio, Buddy Holly went to producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico, and recorded a demo of "That'll Be the Day", among other songs.
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18. Buddy Holly wanted to make an album with Ray Charles and Mahalia Jackson.
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21. Buddy Holly became increasingly interested in the New York music, recording, and publishing scene.
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22. Buddy Holly vacationed with his wife in Lubbock and visited Jennings's radio station in December 1958.
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23. Buddy Holly bought his first Fender Stratocaster, which became his signature guitar, at Harrod Music in Lubbock for $249.50.
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25. Buddy Holly played his first Stratocaster, a 1954 model, until it was stolen during a tour stop in Michigan in 1957.
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28. Buddy Holly was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
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29. Mick Jagger saw Buddy Holly performing live in Woolwich, London, during a tour of England; Jagger particularly remembered Buddy Holly's performance of "Not Fade Away" – a song that inspired Keith Richards, who modeled his early guitar playing on the track.
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30. The name of the British rock band the Hollies is often claimed as a tribute to Buddy Holly; according to the band, they admired Buddy Holly, but their name was mainly inspired by sprigs of holly in evidence around Christmas 1962.
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