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Subject: Buddy Holly's place in history

Dave H
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Date Posted: Mon November 09, 2015 16:15:36

I've started a new thread for the discussion that was taking over HK's thread below.
I was a Buddy Holly fan before he died, and I'm still one today. But I don't think he was the central figure in Rock n Roll.
A better case could be made for him being a seminal figure in pop music. He bridged a gap between rnr and the Bobbys, and was indeed turning into a Bobby, by choice, in his late career, because they were getting the hits.
He was a top songwriter and a competent lead/rhythm guitarist with his own style. He influenced many artistes who followed on, including the Beatles and a whole host of English groups from 1963 onwards. He may have been able to adapt to the English sound himself, or if not then survive on his songwriting for a while like Neil Sedaka and others did.
For these reasons at least, he is entitled to be counted amongst the innovators and influences.
But not, I fear, as a central figure in rock 'n' roll.
Dave H

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