Definition of Buddy Holly from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Buddy Holly

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(1936-59) a US singer in the early years of rock and roll who played a guitar and wrote songs. He and his group, The Crickets, had a number of hits, including That'll Be the Day (1957) and Peggy Sue (1957). Although he died at the age of 22 in a plane crash, his music had a strong influence on other pop singers, especially in Britain.