There were two great singer-songwriter
guitarists in the 50's, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry.
Buddy was the first to concern himself with every
aspect of his music including arranging and record
Charles Hardin (Buddy) Holly was born September 7,
1936 in Lubbock, TX. In Texas most everyone had
a nick name and the family always called him Buddy.
He was the 4th of 4 Children who's family had a rich
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