Use wikipedia, google or your favorite search engine to answer the following questions about Buddy Holly –

Buddy Holly (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

1. What was Buddy’s real first name?

Charles
Theodore
Jeffrey
William

2. Buddy was born on September 7th of which year?

1934
1932
1938
1936

3. In which US state did the young Buddy grow up?

Tennessee
Colorado
New Jersey
Texas

4. What was the song ‘Peggy Sue’ originally going to be called?

‘Cindy Lou’
‘Evie Sue’
‘Maggie Sue’
‘Betty Lou’

5. What was the name of the record company which first signed Buddy?

Polydor
Alligator
Peoplesound
Decca Records

6. In which song did Buddy sing about ‘loving’ and ‘turtle-doving’?

‘Rave On’
‘Heartbeat’
‘That’ll Be The Day’
‘Maybe Baby’

7. In which song did Buddy sing about ‘going faster than a rollercoaster’?

‘Oh Boy’
‘Everyday’
‘It’s So Easy’
‘Not Fade Away’

8. Buddy met Miss Santiago, his future wife when she was working as a receptionist at a record publishing office. What was her name?

Ana Marisa
Manuella Cristina
Conchita Juana
Maria Elena

9. How soon after meeting did Buddy and his wife marry?

Just over six months
One year
Four days
Less than two months

10. Buddy Holly and The Crickets had parted company by the time of the ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour. Which of these people did not perform in his backing band on this tour?

Tommy Allsup
Charlie Bunch
Waylon Jennings
Chris Harrison

11. What was the name of the venue where Buddy Holly performed for the last time?

The Ocean Ballroom
The Surf Ballroom
The Beach Ballroom
The Harbor Ballroom

12. How many children did Buddy Holly have?

1 son and 2 daughters
2 sons
1 daughter
None

13. February 3rd is the anniversary of Buddy’s sad death in a plane crash. In which year did this happen?

1963
1959
1961
1957

14. The plane Buddy was traveling on was going from Iowa to which other state?

California
Washington
North Dakota
Texas

15. Which of these singers met their deaths alongside Buddy in the fatal plane crash?

Gene Vincent
Chuck Berry
Ritchie Valens
Elvis Presley

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