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Buddy Holly

Life dates

Charles Hardin Holley - aka Buddy Holly

Holly quotes

“We like this kind of music. Jazz is strictly for stay-at-homes. "

- Buddy Holly (via Rock and Roll)

»If someone asks you what music you make, answer“ Pop ”. Don't say "Rock'n'Roll" or they won't even let you into the hotel. «

- Buddy Holly

Chronological order

Holly's time (1936–1959) and his contemporaries

Buddy Holly lived and worked in the 20th century. He was born in 1936. Elvis Presley (1935–1977) and Jack Nicholson (1937) belong to his generation. He spent his early childhood in the 1930s and grew up in the 1940s. During his lifetime, among others, Contemporaries such as Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), Johnny Cash (1932–2003) and Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970). Buddy Holly's short life span is 22 years. He dies in 1959 during the Cold War.

Holly trivia

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Buddy Holly was born in the same year as Roy Orbison, Rex Gildo, Wolf Biermann and Klaus Doldinger.

Holly FAQ

Questions and facts about Buddy Holly

What was Buddy Holly's real name? The name "Buddy Holly" is an artist name or pseudonym. His real real name was Charles Hardin Holley.

What year was Buddy Holly born? Holly was born 85 years ago in the mid-1930s in 1936.

What day was Holly born? Buddy Holly's birthday was on September 7th in late summer. He was born on a Monday. In 2021, his birthday falls on a Tuesday.

In which zodiac sign was Holly born? Buddy Holly was born under the western zodiac sign of Virgo. According to the Chinese horoscope, he was born in the year of the rat (element fire).

Where was Buddy Holly born? Holly was born in the southwestern United States. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, United States.

When did Holly die? Buddy Holly died 62 years ago in the late 1950s on February 3, 1959, a Tuesday.

How old was Buddy Holly? Buddy Holly was only 22 years old.

How old would Buddy Holly be today? If Buddy Holly were still alive, he would be 84 years old today. He was born exactly 30,940 days ago.

How tall was Holly? Buddy Holly was about six feet tall.

place of birth

Lubbock, Texas - UNITED STATES


Current Holly Anniversaries & Remembrance Days

85th birthday: this year on September 7, 2021. Anniversaries this year ›

90th anniversary: the birthday in five years on September 7, 2026. Anniversaries in 2026 ›

70th anniversary of death: on February 3, 2029. Anniversaries in 2029 ›

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