Charles Hardin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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.

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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Hard telling on what he could have done with his music if he lived longer. But I think he would have been even a larger performer than he already was.

Aug 20, 2020 04:28 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And a song fitting for today's world!


Buddy Holly That'll be the day - YouTube

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 20, 2020 04:40 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 20, 2020 05:29 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Buddy Holley was a tremendous talent who left us well before his time. Enjoy your day!

Aug 20, 2020 06:09 AM #4
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that Kathy Streib figured out who you were talking about before I did, haha.  I remember visiting the Grand Ole Opry when I was a kid, but I definitely liked Opryland more!

Aug 20, 2020 08:02 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a fascinating story you shared with us.  Buddy Holley is a name we all know. A

Aug 20, 2020 08:24 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  A guy that was going to be great if he lived longer.  He had so must talent.

Aug 20, 2020 08:38 AM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi James..... who knew!!!

Remembering Charles Hardin Holley, the... - Southern Folklife ...

Aug 20, 2020 09:06 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I definitely knew you were talking about Buddy Holly, and yes, it would have been nice had he lived to see what he created. Lost in the plane crash that took his life was the Big Bopper and Richie Valens. 

Aug 20, 2020 09:58 AM #9
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

He died in-route to Moorhead MN where I lived. Many accounts say Fargo. Fargo/Moorhead are sister cities. They were scheduled to play at the Moorhead Armory which seated about 200.

Aug 20, 2020 07:05 PM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would have never guessed Buddy Holly...

I hope you had an awesome Thursday, James....

Aug 20, 2020 08:36 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I did not realize he was only 22 he left a big foot print, BTW  I told Holly she better live to 22:)) our dog that is, Endre

Aug 20, 2020 09:56 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Buddy Holly certainly would have achieved so much more in the music arena if only his life had not been cut short in that horrific plane crash.

Aug 22, 2020 02:15 PM #13
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper and Richie Valens all perished in a tragic plane crash and robbed us of many fine songs that would have come from those rock and roll pioneers.

Sep 08, 2020 06:40 AM #14
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Never head of  Buddy Holly. As for Kathy Streib is n't she the cute realtor from Florida?

Sep 17, 2020 11:51 AM #15
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Now as I read Buddy's bio I recall seen his glasses in the bad. Got killed so young in a plane accident. 

Sep 18, 2020 08:15 AM #16
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