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    Buddy Holly: Charles Hardin Holley

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    performer named Buddy Holly. Holly pioneered in the new wave of rock and roll along with Elvis Presley. No matter what Holly did, his fans seemed to never leave his side and fell in love with a style of music all his own. Forever young, buddy Holly still has a musical impact on his fans. Charles Hardin Holley, widely known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer with a brilliant talent. (“Buddy Holly Biography,” Buddy Holly) Born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly was the youngest

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    American Pie

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    McLean wanted to say, but in his own special way. If one was to look at each lyrics one by one, they will be able to find out the big picture of the whole song. It tells a story of Mclean's favorite performers, Buddy HOlly. American Pie was rumoured to be the name of the plane that BUddy Holly died in. In the begining of the song, he starts out saying, "A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music made me smile. ANd i knew if I had a chance, that i could make those people dance, and maybe

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    Analysis of the song “American Pie”, by Don McLean The song “American Pie”, by Don McLean, was a major rock-and-roll hit in 1971. McLean portrays famous rock-and-roll singer and songwriter Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash in 1961 by using many rhetorical strategies. The different possible interpretations of this song made it one of the most controversial songs from the 1970’s. Don McLean was a famous singer/songwriter who was popular in the 1970’s. His music is mostly classified into

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    Popular Music Revolution

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    Music has undergone many changes throughout and history and prehistory. These changes were always somehow connected to sociological movements at the time. Rock music evolved mostly out of a need by young people of the fifties to break away from so-cietal norms. America had just come out of the Korean War, and men looked to settle down into a peaceful life. Also just prior this time period, Senator Joseph McCarthy ac-tively encouraged citizens to conform with his infamously false accusations of Commu-nism

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    Rock And Roll

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    When Rock arrived on the music charts in the 1950's, a merging of African-American and White music, it made a huge impact on society. As a general rule I am not heavily into music, but I was drawn to Rock for some inexplicable reason. It is just the music I like. This genre will be difficult to write about because the origin of Rock is unclear; there are traces of Rock's style back into the 19th Century. It is also a very broad subject and I will have to compress a lot of information into as few

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    The Buddy Play Analysis

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    the most influential performers came to life at Stag North. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story written by Alan Janes expresses the central ideas of Buddy's rapid rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when 'That'll Be The Day' hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on "The Day the Music Died", through technical enhancements of the play and lively performance. As I watched Buddy and the Crickets perform I learned that Buddy had emotion, passion and deep need to rock and roll and he

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    Rock And Roll

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    of Rock and Roll. The music didn’t catch on until 1955 though, when Bill Haley produced “Rock Around the Clock”. The song soared up the pop charts, and became the first rock and roll song to ever-hit number 1. From the music of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, to Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, no other style of music has so greatly impacted the lifestyle of the American people. Elvis Presley was the most recognized and the most influential rock and roll artist that ever lived. In 1956, Elvis made

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    American Pie

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    American Pie With every aspect of our lives we are making a point, arguing a belief, or refuting some other aspect of our existence. Aesthetic pieces, most avidly poems and songs, argue a message both in the lyrics and in the meaning posed between the lines. “American Pie,” in a multitude of ways, argues that American lives and memories are closely intertwined with the music of the time period. Not only does “American Pie” argue a message it also pulls many generations together. Today, thirty

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    one of the very well known and talented artists was Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly was the first to pioneer new music genres and progressive music. Charles Hardin Holley (1936-1959) was an American musician and artist whose creative career began in 1956. The family name is correctly spelled “Holley” but his first recording contract from Decca Records in 1956 spelled his last name “Holly” and he kept it that way for the rest of his career (Griggs 1). Holly took a very influential position in the music industry

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    American Culture During the 1950´s

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    material that is really important. Works Cited “1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mambo.” Dancetime Publications. 2012. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. Bradley, Becky. “1950-1959.” American Cultural History. Lone Star College- Kingwood Library, 1998. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. “Buddy Holly Biography.” Rockhall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 2013. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. Cobb, Thom. Personal Interview. 20 Nov. 2013. Fong-Torres, Ben. “Biograpgy.” Alanfreed. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. Hayden, Nancy. “Dance Fashions of the 1950s.” eHow

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