Charles Hardin Holley was born in Lubbock, Texas on September
7, 1936, known professionally as Buddy Holly. 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 . In June 1958, he
met Maria Elena Santiago on the first date he asked her to marry him,
they were married on August 15, 1958. After a concert on February 3,
1959, in Clear Lake Iowa, a charted plane went down killing all aboard.
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