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Inducted in: 1986
Inducted by: John Fogerty
Nominated in: 1986
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1986 (ranked #17) .
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How does Buddy Holly get in without The Crickets?
Posted by radiomerk on Tuesday, 04.22.08 @ 15:43pm
Only 1 comment for Buddy Holly?! I know Rock & Roll wouldn't be the same without him, everyone knows he was one of the greatest so there's not much to discuss, but still.
Posted by Mr. Octagon on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 20:01pm
Too bad they didn't induct Buddy Holly AND the Crickets, i would have made them the first Rock Band to get inducted
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 02:19am
A few favorites:
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 05:21am
I like Buddy Holly.. but ..It should have been with the "Crickets ,,, Having said that ...I think the "FIRST " Rock song was by .."Bill Haley and the Comets".. "Rock a Round the Clock" ... So why aren't these 2 bands not IN the Hall of Fame ..???
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 20:54pm
Charles Hardin Holley...aka Buddy Holly...a name that is synonymous with Rock & Roll innovation and influence. Together with Joe B. Mauldin and Jerry Allison (the Crickets) in Norman Petty's little Clovis, New Mexico studio, Holly experimented with instrumentation, multi-track recording and wrote and recorded songs that are firmly entrenched in Rock & Roll history...as Keith Richards so accurately put it "Buddy Holly influenced everybody!!!"
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 07:53am
Condensing Buddy's career sure wasn't easy...hope that get's the point across!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 07:59am
Gitarzan - Good work, but two things:
Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:18am
I guess a third point as well:
Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:19am
I toyed with the idea of putting in Sullivan, and although I don't think he was as vital to their sound, he was in fact a member.
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:28am
I was looking at Holly's page at the time, and picked that moment to get "happy fingers"...sorry!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:29am
Hopefully Maria Elene ("Mrs. Holly") won't see this or she'll charge us for it! There's not a worse person outside of "Col. Parker" to be in charge of a Rock & Roll legend's legacy! Did anyone see that movie with Gary Busey...UGH!!!! What a disaster!!! If anyone is interested in the REAL story, watch a documentary called "The REAL Buddy Holly Story", which was narrated and produced by Paul McCartney. There are tons of great interviews with people who were actually THERE (including his brothers)...all conducted by Paul...and astounding footage from home movies, etc...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:35am
For anyone who's interested, that documentary is available on NetFlix...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 08:46am
Thanks for the clarification Gitarzan. Regarding Niki Sullivan, I think I am going to add a list of those inducted with the act (as I will do for all acts with multiple performers) and it will have Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Joe B. Mauldin and Niki Sullivan on it. I understand why you wouldn't need to mention him in the paragraph, but I still think it would be fair to induct him as well. Would you be cool with that?
Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 09:13am
No problem here, Gassman...after all, he was the one who "flipped the switch" on Buddy's Strat which produced that great solo on "Peggy Sue"...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 09:29am
Gassman...here's the intro to that documentary I've been talking about...great stuff! Besides being a childhood friend and bandmate (not the Crickets) of Buddy's, Sonny Curtis is a potential non-performer candidate for his songwriting prowess ("I Fought The Law" is one of a number he wrote).
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 09:39am
i dont know much about buddy holly but i've heard good stuff of him if he hadnt died in 1959 then who knows what he cojld have achieved but who ever said RnR wouldnt b the same without him it is true but elvis would always be the leading figure of RnR
Posted by peter charlie 1991 on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 14:29pm
Had he not died on February 3rd, 1959, Buddy Holly would still be up on stage rocking out on "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day". He is perhaps the most irregular 50s rock and roll singer as he had his hits and achieved rock and roll stardom, but his musical importance transcends album sales or even the songs he wrote. Buddy was a unique perfomer and his impact and his status is even more extraordinary even if his fame lasted only 18 months. Even through Bill Haley estabished rock and roll, Elvis objectified the sexual power of the music and Chuck Berry defined the music in blues, Buddy's influcence is just as far reaching as any of the others had been even if it was more subtle and more musical. In a career that lasted only three years, Holly became the most creative influence in rock and roll and his sound and name carried on as The Beatles took their name from Buddy's group, The Crickets and Graham Nash's old group, The Hollies took thier name from Buddy Holly.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 10.14.12 @ 23:28pm
While he only played rock and roll for three short years, the material that Buddy Holly recorded and sang has left a lasting impact on rock music. He is perhaps the most irregular '50s rock and roll singer as he had his share of hits and achieved rock stardom, but his musical importance transcends any record sales figures.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 06.11.13 @ 23:50pm
I'm just popping by quickly to remind fellow Buddy Holly devotees that yesterday marked the 55th anniversary of the awful tragedy known as "The Day the Music Died." Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper are still missed and loved by their fans, myself included. Even with all the "new" old music I've discovered in the last 3 years, I still count Buddy as my #1 all-time favorite musical artist. His warm, sincere vocals and country-tinged, melodic guitar playing (not to mention the constant experimentation he was doing) will always endear his timeless music to fans. R.I.P, Buddy, Ritchie, and J.P.
Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 02.4.14 @ 21:15pm
Buddy Holly is perhaps the most uncharacteristic legend of 50s rock and roll because he had his share of hit songs and achieved rock n' roll stardom, but his musical importance transcends all sales figures or the details of any song that he wrote or recorded and while he only played rock n' roll for three short years, the wealth of songs he recorded during that time have made a major and lasting impact on rock music as a whole.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 04.6.14 @ 23:17pm
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