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11 Years After, Buddy Holly Still Vital to Rock Music

Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 3 February 1970

THE TRAGEDY OF all tragedies in the rock world took place 11 years ego, Feb. 3, 1959. A plane, carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens crashed near Fargo, N.D., killing everyone aboard. Although Holly had received only one gold record at the time of his death – for 'Peggy Sue' – he was a man never to be forgotten by those who followed the relatively new music.

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