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HOLLY DEATH TO BE MARKED BY STATIONS . . . FEBRUARY 1, 1964

February 3rd, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1964

Radio Nationwide To Observe Holly’s Passing 5 Years Ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK — Radio stations across the country are preparing to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly, Monday, February 3.

During Holly’s short recording career of two years, he amassed under the aegis of Coral Records, a continuous string of best sellers, such as “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be The Day.” Currently, there are six Holly albums available. ‘The Buddy Holly Story” holds the distinction of being represented for 160 consecutive weeks on the national best- selling album chart.

Coral Records has been continually releasing newly discovered performances by Holly which were made prior to his emergence as a star in 1957.

In conjunction with the February 3 date, Decca branches and distributors will be contacting local radio stations to assist in setting special tributes to the former recording artist. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; February 1, 1964)


BUDDY HOLLY circa 1958


Tuesday, February 3, 1959


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