Buddy Holly
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock, Texas


(Holly's real name was spelled "Holley," but in his professional singing career, he spelled it without the "e.")

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for awhile
But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died....

      —Don McLean, American Pie