2004 – Guitarist Niki Sullivan, a one-time member of Buddy Holly & the Crickets, dies in his sleep in Sugar Creek, Mich. He was 66.
2004 – Former Weezer bandmates Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp bury the hatchet when Cuomo appears at Sharp’s solo gig at California State Fullerton. Sharp originally left the “Buddy Holly” band in 1998. Weezer (IPA: /’wiz?/) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1992. They have released five full-length albums, three […]
1993 – More than 34 years after his death, Buddy Holly and The Crickets had the #1 album on the UK chart with the “Words of Love” compilation album. Holly reached the Top 10 of the UK album chart for five straight decades.
1980 – Buddy Holly’s glasses and the Big Bopper’s wrist watch are discovered in the Mason City, Iowa, sheriff’s office. They had been recovered from the wreckage of the artists’ plane after it crashed in 1959 and been filed away ever since.
1978 – On the 19th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, it’s revealed that his Texas birthplace is scheduled for demolition by the Lubbock Building Department. The landmark is saved when the entire building is purchased and moved out of town.
1959, Buddy Holly was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.’ There you go and baby here am I Well you left me here so I could sit and cry Golly gee what have you done to me Well I guess it doesn’t matter anymore Do you remember baby last […]
1959 – Rock `n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly’s funeral is held in Lubbock, Texas. Charles Hardin Holley was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 7th, 1936, to Laurence and Ella Holley. As a child, he learned to play the violin and the piano, but soon discovered a preference for the guitar. By age 13, Buddy […]
1959 – alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released […]
1958 – Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell […]
1958 – Crickets hits UK chart with Maybe Baby, while Buddy Holly goes in with Listen to Me.
1958 – Buddy Holly & the Crickets open their only British tour in London.