Person    | Male  Born 7/9/1936  Died 3/2/1959

Buddy Holly

Categories: Music / songs

Countries: USA

Musician and singer-songwriter. Born as Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas. With his backing group The Crickets, he achieved considerable pop chart success with songs such as 'That'll be the Day'. 'Peggy Sue' and 'Rainin' in my Heart'. On a tour of the midwestern US, flying to a concert venue in inclement weather, his plane crashed, killing him and fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson (known as the 'Big Bopper'). The Don Maclean song 'American Pie', repeatedly mentions 'The day the music died', which refers to the plane crash.

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Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly

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Heritage Foundation

Heritage Foundation

We believe this group now encompasses Comic Heritage, Musical Heritage, Sports Heritage and Films and Television Heritage. Its aim is to pay tribute to Britain's entertainers and raise funds for go...

Group, Cinema, History, Humour, Music / songs, Sport / Games, Theatre, TV & Radio

63 memorials
John Blanke

John Blanke

Trumpeter in the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. He probably came to England as one of the African attendants of Catherine of Aragon in 1501, and is one of the earliest recorded black people in...

Person, Music / songs, Race Issues, Africa

2 memorials
The Kinks

The Kinks

Rock group formed in Muswell Hill. Their numerous hits include: 'You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Sunny Afternoon'. Founding members were the brothers Ray & Dave Davies and Pete Quaife.

Group, Music / songs, Seriously Famous

2 memorials
John Christopher Smith

John Christopher Smith

Composer. Born Ansbach, Germany. Following his father he arrived in London in 1720 and. like his father, became Handel's friend, secretary and amanuensis. Died Bath.

Person, Music / songs, Germany

2 memorials
Argyll Rooms Concert Hall

Argyll Rooms Concert Hall

The 'Argyll Rooms' venue opened in 1806.  A new building was designed, as part of the Regent Street redevelopment, by John Nash himself, to provide a concert hall, other public rooms and shop space...

Building, Music / songs

1 memorial