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Buddy Holly:

Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was born  in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936. He died in 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa. Holly was recognized as a talent early on by Decca Records, who tried to make him a country artist, but he resisted and formed "The Crickets". Their first hit was "That'll Be The Day" in 1957. Holly is regarded as the first Rock and Roll artist. In 1971, Don McLean released a song calling February 3, 1959, "the day the music died." The song was called "American Pie," and it became a number one hit. The plane that Holly died in was named "Miss American Pie". Holly was the Texan who brought rock and roll to the world.