Happy birthday to Buddy Holly, born on this date in 1936. For you youngsters who may not know, Mr. Holly was one of the biggest starts in rock music, but died in a plane crash when he was only 22.
He was born and raised baptist, and started out as more of a country western singer. That all changed when he met, and opened for Elvis Presley. He quickly rose to stardom, and had the number one hit in the country, “That’ll be the Day” at age 20. Coincidentally, it hit number one on the charts exactly 500 days before his death.
In early 1957, he was broke, as a lot of young artists of the day were because of bad management. He decided to join the “Winter Dance Party” tour which was to play shows every night for three weeks across the midwest.