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.