This past Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. Songs like "Peggy Sue," "Not Fade Away," and "Maybe Baby" were staples of the 1950s rock 'n' roll scene. Holly has been said to have inspired Keith Richards, Bob Dylan as well as the Beatles' band name
I grew up knowing his name and specifically "Peggy Sue" being that one of my sister's best friends was named Peggy, alas my Mom would always sing "Peggy Sue" when she was around. It's funny how some things just stick with you. Watch Holly's live performance of the song below on "American Bandstand."