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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
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Rocker seeks full rights to 'Eye of Tiger'

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Chicago rocker Jim Peterik says he is striking a blow for songwriters everywhere by pursuing the full rights to his 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger."
Anniversary of Holly death remembered

Anniversary of Holly death remembered

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Attendees at events held in Clear Lake, Iowa, say they have gathered together to honor the 50th anniversary of singer Buddy Holly's death.

Bopper casket to go on eBay

HILLSBORO, Texas, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The son of 1950s rock 'n' roll pioneer J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson says he intends to auction his father's casket, which is on display in Texas, on eBay.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
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Big Bopper bio-pic planned

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. film company Potion Pictures says it has started pre-production on its Big Bopper bio-pic, "The Day the Music Died."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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Diddley back in Florida; begins rehab

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- Rock 'n' roll icon Bo Diddley, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility near his Florida home.

Autopsy says 'Bopper' died immediately

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 7 (UPI) -- A forensics exam showed J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died instantly when the plane carrying him, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens crashed in Iowa in 1959.
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DAL99092499 - 24 SEPTEMBER 1999 - DALLAS, TEXAS, USA: "Cavalcade of Stars" is a legendary Las Vegas show group based in North Texas. For over ten years, Tapley Entertainment Inc. (www.lookalike.com) has provided a cast of sterling performers who pay tribute to Elvis, Elton John, Tina Turner, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Reba McEntire, Madonna, The Beatles, The Blues Brothers, and others for corporate clients and festivals locally and nationally. "Cavalcade of Stars performances are always politically and culturally correct and musical selections are modified to best serve the demographics and theme representative of each event. (PRNewsFoto) cc/ho UPI
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Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Elder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll." His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among "The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time".

Charles Hardin Holley was born on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline (Drake) Holley. Holly was always called "Buddy" by his family. Older brothers Travis and Larry taught their sibling to play a variety of instruments including the guitar, 4-string banjo and lap steel guitar. At the age of five, his young voice and exuberance won him a talent contest singing a then-popular song, "Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River of Memories)." In 1949, still retaining his soprano, he recorded a bluesy solo rendering of Hank Snow's "My Two Timin' Woman" on a wire recorder borrowed by a friend who worked in a music shop.

In 1952, he met Bob Montgomery at Hutchinson Junior High School. They shared an interest in music and teamed up as "Buddy and Bob". Initially influenced by bluegrass music, they sang harmony duets at local clubs and high school talent shows. The duo performed on a local radio station KDAV Sunday broadcast that made them a top local act. Hutchinson Junior High School now has a mural honoring Holly, and Lubbock High School, where he sang in the school choir, also honors the late musician.

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