Musician. Born Charles Hardin Holley, on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas. Holly is best known for his unique and innovative contribution to rock music, combining styles from blues and rock & roll to create such timeless hits as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and “Maybe Baby.” In January 1959, he embarked on the Winter Dance Party package tour with several other prominent musicians, traveling from one venue to the next on buses. On February 3, Holly chartered a small plane to transport himself, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, a.k.a. “the Big Bopper” (incidentally, Tommy Allsup and Waylon Jennings had given up their seats to the latter two) to Fargo, North Dakota. Eight minutes after takeoff from Mason City, Iowa, the plane crashed into a cornfield, killing everyone aboard.
Among his early devotees were Roy Orbison and John Lennon, and more recently, Elvis Costello. Paul McCartney acquired the rights to all of Holly’s music, and Don McLean had a hit in 1971 with “American Pie,” a song which spoke of Holly’s death as “the day the music died.” In 1986, Holly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since his death, his records have sold over 40 million copies.
Paul likes his music, Buddy's music is great. They should do a duet (if it was possible) of any song, but Maybe Baby is one that Paul has already covered. Also, the rights would be easy to work out. :-)