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Buddy Holly sings Peggy Sue on TV (1957)

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Oh boy! It’s Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin Holley, much more commonly known to the world as Buddy Holly, was one of rock and roll’s early pioneers, and remains influential to this day despite his untimely death 1959 death at age 22 in a plane crash.

Even though he was only in the spotlight for three years or so before his passing, Holly made a few appearances on television. While his spot on The Ed Sullivan Show is the most well known, Buddy Holly and the Crickets also appeared on the long running (but less remembered) show The Arthur Murray Party, performing “Peggy Sue” on December 29, 1957. This recording, then, is one of the few moving pictures we have today of one of the original rock stars. – AJW

“Peggy Sue”

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