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#22- Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly


This week, Scott, Karl, and Trent talk about the life and music of rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly.

Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy began his musical career singing country and western songs. Scott points out, “Buddy’s love songs aren’t the sad, lonesome songs like Hank Williams, but they are about interpersonal relationships, they have the same swagger, and he sings in the vernacular.”

With his prominent, black-framed eyeglasses and too-big suits, Buddy Holly looked different than most rock stars. He looked like an everyman, and audiences identified with him. Karl sums it up, “Charm and a good heart, that’s Buddy Holly.”

While Buddy’s career was cut short after a fatal plane crash, his legacy lives on. Tune in to learn more about the bespectacled ’50s teen idol that taught Scott about romance. Brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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