Sunday, October 19, 2008
Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley
The change of spelling of "Holley" to "Holly" came about because of an error in a contract he was asked to sign, listing him as Buddy Holly. That spelling was then adopted for his professional career. Holley died on February 3rd, 1959 at the age of 22 in a plane crash that also took the lives of the Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.