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Buddy holly

Buddy (Charles Hardin Holley) 1936–59, U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist.
a female or male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Practically every buddy holly song was three chords, so why not write your own?
The Beatles Succeeded Through Talent, Ambition, and a Lot of Arrogance Andrew Romano November 9, 2013

But I also fell in love with buddy holly, Michael Jackson, and Gerry Rafferty.
La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny Marlow Stern July 5, 2014

buddy holly, Richie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
How Rock and Roll Killed Jim Crow Dennis McNally October 25, 2014

So the Beatles had recorded that buddy holly song many times?
Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs Allen Barra November 16, 2014

buddy holly swapped country music for rock ‘n’ roll after seeing which singer perform?
The Ultimate Rock Trivia Quiz Peter Lauria October 27, 2010

He notes that one of his records did make it through the storm: a 78 of the song “Peggy Sue” by buddy holly.
In Sandy’s Wake, a New York Doorman Without a Home Abigail Pesta November 22, 2012

I wanted something that connects Walt Disney and J.D. Salinger and buddy holly and Sylvia Plath to what we now know as Twee.
What the Hell Is ‘Twee’? A Genre? A Mindset? An Art Form? Scott Porch June 22, 2014

For instance, the Beatles rendition of Crying, Waiting, Hoping, the great buddy holly song.
Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs Allen Barra November 16, 2014

noun (pl) -lies
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex, such as the Eurasian I. aquifolium, having bright red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
branches of any of these trees, used for Christmas decorations
holly oak, another name for holm oak
Buddy. real name Charles Harden Holley. 1936–59, US rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His hits (all 1956–59) include “That’ll be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh, Boy”, “Think It Over”, and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”

mid-15c., earlier holin (mid-12c.), shortening of Old English holegn “holly,” from Proto-Germanic *hulin- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hulis, Old Norse hulfr, Middle Dutch huls, Dutch, German hulst “holly”), cognate with Middle Irish cuilenn, Welsh celyn, Gaelic cuilionn “holly,” probably all from PIE root *kel- “to prick” (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolja “to prick,” Russian kolos “ear of corn”), in reference to its leaves. French houx “holly” is from Frankish *huls or some other Germanic source.


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