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    • Buddy Holly - HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Maria Elena Holly poses for photographers during the ceremony for recording artist Buddy Holly's posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    • Buddy Holly - HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Leron Gubler, Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO, Maria Elena Holly, guest, back row (from left) Peter Asher, Phil Everly, actor Garey Busey and Tom LaBonge pose for photographers during the ceremony for recording artist Buddy Holly's posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    • Buddy Holly - HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Recording artist Buddy Holly's posthumous star on display on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    • Buddy Holly - HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Actor Gary Busey (R) and Maria Elena Holly pose for photographers during the ceremony for recording artist Buddy Holly's posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    • Buddy Holly - TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10:  Runners plough through the last hurdle on testing ground as the winner, Buddy Holly and Will Kennedy (C) finishes 100 yards ahead of the pack to win the Best Odds Guaranteed At ladbrokes.com Maiden Hurdle race at Towcester racecourse on January 10, 2011 in Towcester, England.
    • Buddy Holly - Guitar bodies are dried after painting at the Fender manufacturing facility in Corona, California, 28 June 2004. The sainted grandfather of electric guitars, the Fender Stratocaster, famously cradled on stage by music legends from Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton is celebrating it's 50 anniversary this year.
    • Buddy Holly - A Buddy Holly and The Crickets Band signed postcard on display before an auction of the late singers memorabilia at the Heritage Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills on April 8, 2010. Items on auction include a 1959 Buddy Holly Apartment Tapes six-song acetate featuring songs recorded weeks before Holly's death,  a never-released song, rare 45s of Holly's music, recording studio photos and tour pictures taken by Buddy and Maria Elena, and a selection of Holly's favorite cigarette lighters; and a grouping of his personal clothing and casual dress attire. Holly proposed marriage to Maria Elana on their very first date and were married for less than 6 months before Holly's death in a 1959 light plane crash.
    • Buddy Holly - A 1959 Buddy Holly 'Apartment Tapes' six-song acetate record featuring songs recorded weeks before Holly's death on display before an auction of the late singers memorabilia at the Heritage Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills on April 8, 2010. Items on auction include a never-released song, rare 45s of Holly's music, recording studio photos and tour pictures taken by Buddy and Maria Elena, and a selection of Holly's favorite cigarette lighters; and a grouping of his personal clothing and casual dress attire. Holly proposed marriage to Maria Elana on their very first date and were married for less than 6 months before Holly's death in a 1959 light plane crash.
    • Buddy Holly - A 1959 Buddy Holly 'Apartment Tapes' six-song acetate record featuring songs recorded weeks before Holly's death on display before an auction of the late singers memorabilia at the Heritage Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills on April 8, 2010. Items on auction include a never-released song, rare 45s of Holly's music, recording studio photos and tour pictures taken by Buddy and Maria Elena, and a selection of Holly's favorite cigarette lighters; and a grouping of his personal clothing and casual dress attire. Holly proposed marriage to Maria Elana on their very first date and were married for less than 6 months before Holly's death in a 1959 light plane crash.
    • Buddy Holly - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02: Luke Tonkin, Scott Cameron and Phillip Simmons pose during a media call for ''The Buddy Holly Story'' at the Lyric Theatre on February 2, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.
    • Buddy Holly - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02: Luke Tonkin, Scott Cameron and Phillip Simmons pose during a media call for ''The Buddy Holly Story'' at the Lyric Theatre on February 2, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.
    • Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly's guitar is displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on December 2, 2008, press preview day. The Grammy Museum will celebrate its grand opening with a slate of activities from December 3 - 6.
    • Buddy Holly - View of a Buddy Holly's clothes (1958), at Bonhams and Butterfields' office in Hollywood, California, 07 December 2007. The pieces from the rock 'n roll pioneer will be on auction 09 December 2007.
    Buddy Holly is perhaps the most anomalous legend of '50s rock & roll -- he had his share of hits, and he achieved major rock & roll stardom, but his importance transcends any sales figures or even the particulars of any one song (or group of songs) that he wrote or recorded. Holly was unique, his legendary status and his impact on popular music all the more extraordinary for having been achieved ...more


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