Buddy Holly Gets Star On H’wood Walk of Fame

 

The late Charles Holley, more popularly known as Buddy Holly, has just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. The day also marks what would have been the late rock and roll artist’s 75th birthday.

His widow Maria Elena Santiago attended the event to accept the star. Singer-producer Peter Asher, Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers and Hollywood actor Gary Busey, who portrayed the lead role in The Buddy Holly Story in 1978 were also in attendance to pay tribute to the late singer.

Holly’s music career was short-lived when he died in a plane crash in 1959 while on a performance tour. He had success for only a year and a half but his musical influence stretches to other known rock and roll musicians like the Beatles, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.

Holly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He also ranks as one of the Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time, according to widely-read pop culture magazine Rolling Stone.

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