Charles Hardin was born in Lubbock, Texas back in 1936 to Lawrence and Ella. Due to the Great Depression, the family moved several times. When he was eleven he started taking piano lessons switching just after nine months to take up the guitar. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955. He decided to pursue a full-time career in music.
His first live performance was the Grand Ole Opry as an opening act for Elvis Presley. In 1956, he was signed by Decca Records. He was not happy with the way he was treated at Decca, later signing with Brunswick Records in New York City, New York. His first hit was in 1957, which shortly afterwards were followed by two more. He died in 1959, he was twenty-two.
Kathy Streib, I’m sure you’ve figured out who I’m writing about today, but for those of you who haven’t what about if I told you his last name Holley? Still doesn’t ring a bell, well then how about his stage name Buddy Holly? Now you know the rest of the story.
Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today