Buddy Holly Tribute

3 February 1959: Buddy Holly dies at the age of 22

Ritchie Valens 17 , J P Richardson 28 and David Box 21.

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The tragic news that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper" (J P Richardson) had been killed in a plane crash in America's Midwest, on the 3rd of February 1959, not only stunned millions of fans around the world, but left a vacuum in rock 'n'roll history that has never been filled.

All three were at the peak of their popularity and together had sold over 10 million records in just over 12 months.

Of the three, Buddy Holly's loss was felt the deepest He was the brightest new star since Elvis and his potential was unlimited.

He had achieved 10 hits in America and Britain and his influence was beginning to be felt throughout the Pop world. After the death of Buddy, the Crickets used various lead singers. One was David Box . After that David embarked on a solo career and after he preformed at a show near Houston, on October 23, 1964, David Box was returning home in a small plane to when it crashed, killing all aboard.


From the Biography page, listen to a rare interview with Buddy.

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