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American musician and singer-songwriter Buddy Holly pioneered rock and roll before his untimely death in an airplane crash, leaving many music critics and fans to wonder what he might have shared had he been around longer.

Buddy Holly left his mark on the music industry, inspired the Beatles, Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones, and others. Today, many people enjoy the music of Holly and his band the Crickets, which was preserved on record albums from the 1950s.