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Buddy Holly publishing rights move to BMG

Written by admin on July 2, 2015 – 4:25 pm -

Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, has entrusted the U.S. publishing rights to Buddy’s songs to BMG.

Buddy Holly

Maria Elena Holly has welcomed the move, saying:

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Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for the Crickets, dies aged 74

Written by admin on February 8, 2015 – 7:32 am -

Joe B. Mauldin, the bassist for Buddy Holly’s Crickets, died on Saturday morning (Feb 7th) in Nashville. He was 74.

Buddy Holly and the CricketsJerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Joe B. Mauldin (top to bottom)

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“The History of the Winter Dance Party” – Buddy Holly: 56 Years On

Written by admin on February 3, 2015 – 8:57 am -

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Boppper died 56 years ago today in a plane crash, following a gig in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s “The History of the Winter Dance Party” documentary features Dion DiMucci’s interesting recollections of that final tour, “The Winter Dance Party”.

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Buddy Holly’s guitar back in Bradford

Written by admin on September 25, 2014 – 7:36 pm -

A guitar that Buddy Holly played during his UK tour in 1958 has made a return to the Bradford Odeon (formerly Gaumont), before being taken to the Buddy Holly Center in Buddy’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

Buddy Holly's guitar at the Bradford OdeonPhoto credit: Buddy Holly official Facebook page

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Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper died 54 years ago today

Written by admin on February 3, 2013 – 9:55 pm -

The great Buddy Holly died 54 years ago today in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and the pilot.

The plane had been chartered following a gig in Clear Lake, Iowa, and was heading to the next tour stop in Fargo, North Dakota when it crashed minutes after take-off.

The three classic songs below remind us why Buddy Holly was such a great loss to the music industry and why he is still loved by fans all these years later.

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“Oh Boy” – Buddy Holly

“Oh Boy” – Buddy Holly

“True Love Ways” – Buddy Holly

Try our Buddy Holly quiz to test your knowledge of the rock ‘n’ roll legend.


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