Buddy Holly's Influence On Rock And Roll

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Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
Buddy Gains His Interest
Holly gain interest in music at a young age. “We owe it all to Elvis,” that was the quote that Holly said after doing an opener show. This is how Elvis became Holly’s influence into Rock and Roll (Romanowski & George-Warren, 2001). If not for Elvis influencing him, Holly would have never switched over to Rock and Roll from country. Violin and piano were all early instruments for Buddy, he started at the age of 4 to …show more content…

Holly was inspired by this and learned many ways to sway the crowd and get them to fall in love with his entertaining music. They got a contract in Nashville for Decca, after they performed on the local radio station KDVA. They also released several songs as Holly in the Hills before their contract (Romanowski & George-Warren, 2001). The bands start took a little longer than they expected, but they were happy when they got their start. The band had to think of a name before they got their break.
How They Became The Crickets
The band decided on one name, but didn’t like it. Another group however did, England's band the Beatles, named themselves after the Crickets. The Crickets had debated over the Beetles at first, but later decided they liked the Crickets better (Stambler, 1989). The Crickets didn’t take too long to decide their name but they all argued over the better one. After they got their name, they got their deal with Decca which helped them get their big break.
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