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ON THIS PROGRAM, we profile a truly American original, Buddy Holly, who crossed musical barriers in forging his unique musical style with country, rhythm & blues, pop, gospel and jazz. Like rockabilly itself, his national career was brief, but in the 18 months between his first hit song, That’ll Be the Day and his death in a plane crash, he left his mark on popular music. The Beatles named themselves as a tribute to his group The Crickets. We’ll explore his musical roots and meteoric rise with interviews from family members, band mates and fellow musicians.

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Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Buddy Holly and the Crickets featured bass player Joe B. Mauldin and drummer Jerry Allison. Formed in Lubbock, Texas, they named themselves after crickets partly because of the insect’s ability to make a loud sound. (Publicity Photo)