Buddy Holly

Few entertainers have exerted such a powerful and long-lasting influence on popular culture as the bespectacled Buddy Holly, a rockabilly-influenced, rock-n-roll pioneer. With his band The Crickets and groundbreaking ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA

Filmography

Music (32)

Earth to Echo 2014 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song)

Earth to Echo 2014 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song Performer)

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song)

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("True Love Ways") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("True Love Ways") (Song Performer)

Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song)

Juno 2007 (Movie)

("Dearest") (Song Performer)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

("It's So Easy") (Song)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

("Peggy Sue") (Song)

October Sky 1999 (Movie)

("That'll Be the Day") (Song)

A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Deceiver 1998 (Movie)

("Moondreams") (Song Performer)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

("Ting-a-ling") (Song Performer)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Rave On") (Song Performer)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song Performer)

Life Is All You Get 1997 (Movie)

("That'll Be the Day") (Song)

The New World 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Action Jackson 1988 (Movie)

("That'll Be the Day") (Song)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

("Crying, Waiting, Hoping") (Song)

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

("True Love Ways") (Song)

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

("Rave On") (Song Performer)

Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 (Movie)

("Peggy Sue Got Married") (Song Performer)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

("Everyday") (Song Performer)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

("Not Fade Away") (Song Performer)

Gorky Park 1983 (Movie)

("It's So Easy") (Song)

The Buddy Holly Story 1978 (Movie)

songs("That'll Be the Day" "Peggy Sue" "It's So Easy" "Maybe Baby" "True Love Ways" "Words of Love") (Song)

Biography

Few entertainers have exerted such a powerful and long-lasting influence on popular culture as the bespectacled Buddy Holly, a rockabilly-influenced, rock-n-roll pioneer. With his band The Crickets and groundbreaking, era-defining songs such as "That'll Be the Day," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!" "Not Fade Away" and "Peggy Sue," Holly was cited as a vital musical influence on almost every rock great who followed, including John Lennon and especially Paul McCartney. Although the singer-songwriter enjoyed less than two years of success before his untimely death at age 22 in a plane crash alongside fellow performers Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson - collectively known as "The Day the Music Died" - his impact and tragic end captured the public imagination for years. A resurgence of interest continued to loom large, most eloquently immortalized in Don McLean's end-of-U.S.-innocence anthem, "American Pie." A true legend whose amazing potential could never be fully known, Holly represented many things to many people, but at the heart of the myth and the man was his music, a magical catalog that would live forever.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Everyday" and "True Love Ways".

Known for such albums as "Not Fade Away"

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