Buddy Holly tribute concert held @ Stafford

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We set out every chair we had in the building for the approximately 145 people in attendance, and we still had standing room only. People were swaying in their seats, tapping their feet, and mouthing the words. The band did a great job.

The Stafford branch hosted the Buddy Holly tribute concert Saturday April 26. It was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library.

Buddy Holly is credited with elevating rock music to an art form and has influenced and inspired many music greats such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Some of Holly’s most popular hits include “Peggy Sue,” “Words of Love,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and “Rave On.”

He was one of the first performers to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

It’s been 55 years since a plane crash took the life of 22 year-old Buddy Holly, along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and every February 3rd, fans still gather in Clear Lake, Iowa to pay their respects.

Rave On plays Buddy Holly to a SRO crowd in Stafford.

Rave On plays Buddy Holly to a SRO crowd in Stafford.

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