Born: September 7, 1936, Lubbock, Texas
Died: February 3, 1959 (aged 22), Clear Lake, Iowa
Hardin Holley, known professionally as Buddy Holly was an
American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll.
The change of spelling of "Holley" to "Holly"
came about because of an error in a contract he was asked to sign,
listing him as Buddy Holly. That spelling was then adopted for his
What do you know about Buddy Holly? Rock & Roll to this Quick
1) Buddy signed his first record contract on February 8, 1956 as a
single artist. Who was the record label.
2) In Lubbock, Holley formed his backup group the Crickets. They
began record records and started using Norman Petty’s studio. Where
was Petty’s studio?
- Lubbock, Texas
- Clovis, New Mexico
- El Paso, Texas
3) In New York, Buddy meet Maria Elena Santiago (born 1935 in San
Juan, Puerto Rico). Two months later they got married. What is the
- August 1, 1958
- July 15, 1958
- August 15, 1958
4) What was Buddy’s hit #1 on the U.S. pop chart, plus #2 on the
- “Rock Around The Clock”
- “That Will Be the Day”
- “Ain’t She Crazy”
5) In late 1958 or early 1959, the original Crickets split with
Buddy. For his upcoming concert store, he picked up Tommy Allsup, Carl
Bunch, and another artist to play backup. Who is the “another”
- Cliff Clavin
- Wayon Jennings
- Mark Reynolds
6) What was the date the “music died”?
- February 3, 1959
- February 6, 1959
- February 23, 1959
7) Buddy chartered a Beechcraft Bonzana to fly him and his group to
Fargo, North Dakota. Who was NOT a passenger that night
- Ritchie Valens
- J.P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”)
- Waylon Jennings
8) Who owns the publishing rights to Buddy Holly’s songs?
- Michael Jackson
- Paul McCartney
- Michael Jordan
9) Who played Buddy in the movie “The Buddy Holly Story”? He did
get nominated for Oscar’s Best Actor award.
- Tom Cruise
- Gary Busey
- Kevin Costner
10) Where is Buddy Holly buried?
- Tabernacle Baptist Cemetery, Clovis, New Mexico
- Washington Square Park, Lubbock, Texas
- City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas