Not fade away
Today is, of course, the fiftieth anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death in a plane crash in Iowa. A lot of rockers have died too young, but it’s hard to believe that any of those deaths represented a greater loss to music than Holly’s.
Even with his incredibly short recording career (first single in mid-1957, first album in 1958, death in February 1959), Holly had a profound influence on rock, and his recordings are timeless. What might have been…