A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile...But something touched me deep inside the day the music died.
This is the gravesite of one of the most influential singer/songwriters of rock. He turned from Country to Rock with the success of Elvis. His big hit came in 1957 with "That'll be the Day", followed by "Peggy Sue", and many others in 2 short years.
Buddy Holley died in a plane crash, along with The Big Bopper (J.R Richardson) and Ritchie Valens. They had departed Mason City, Iowa after an evening performance.
To claim credit for a find, visit the site and then, Email me the first name of the lady on the grave 2 to the right of his when looking at his grave and the date that she died.. Please don't post it or pictures of that grave marker on the web site.
Logs from Geocachers who have not visited
the 'Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie' Geocache
in Texas in person will not be accepted..
..and now the answer to the big question..is it Buddy Holly or Buddy Holley??
September 7 1936 Charles Hardin Holley is born to Ella and Lawrence Odell "L.O." Holley on Labor Day at the Holley's Sixth Street home in Lubbock, Texas.
February 8, 1956 Buddy receives Decca's contract from Jim Denny of Cedarwood Publishing. Buddy's name has been misspelled, inadvertently dropping the 'e' in Holley. As a result, Buddy adopts the Holly spelling for his last name.
..and now you know the rest of the story...
Buddy Holley-Buddy Holly Center
..about Don McLean's song - "American Pie"and lyrics..
..about the crash - at the 50's website..
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue (Youtube Clip)