Buddy Holly

1936 - 1959

Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buddy Holly has received more than 8,484,919 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 98th most popular musician.

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  • 8.5M

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  • 64.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Buddy Holly ranks 98 out of 2,258Before him are Bill Haley, Henryk Wieniawski, Robert Fripp, Alice Cooper, John Dowland, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Gary Moore, Richard Clayderman, Till Lindemann, Gheorghe Zamfir, George Martin, and Paul Simon.

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Among people born in 1936, Buddy Holly ranks 32Before him are Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, Jim Clark, Harald zur Hausen, and Aga Khan IV. After him are Georges Perec, Virna Lisi, Roy Orbison, Albert Finney, Tariq Aziz, and Margaret Hamilton. Among people deceased in 1959, Buddy Holly ranks 16Before him are Camilo Cienfuegos, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Adolf Windaus, George Grosz, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Errol Flynn, Shirō Ishii, Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, Mike Hawthorn, and Ettore Majorana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buddy Holly ranks 553 out of 12,171Before him are Gena Rowlands (1930), Prince (1958), Howard Gardner (1943), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), and Ritchie Valens (1941). After him are Mike Tyson (1966), Benjamin Thompson (1753), John Reed (1887), John Howard Northrop (1891), Liza Minnelli (1946), and Robert Kardashian (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Buddy Holly ranks 32Before him are Lady Gaga (1986), Benny Goodman (1909), Nat King Cole (1919), Bill Haley (1925), Alice Cooper (1948), and Ritchie Valens (1941). After him are Paul Simon (1941), Bill Evans (1929), James Hetfield (1963), Quincy Jones (1933), Muddy Waters (1913), and Chick Corea (1941).