Lubbock sound

General information

Lubbock sound is a genre of American music that began with the popularity of Lubbock, Texas native Buddy Holly. The sound, a form of rock and roll with country roots, was heard all over the United States and gave rise to many imitators. Holly pioneered the now-standard rock-band lineup of two guitars, bass and drums. A tragedy to Lubbock Sound was the Day the Music Died, when Buddy Holly and others died in a plane crash in Iowa en route to a concert.

Popular songs written in this style are, Peggy Sue, I Fought the Law, Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine), That'll Be the Day, Rave On, Not Fade and many others.

(from the article Lubbock sound of Wikipedia)

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Prominent artists influenced by Buddy Holly and the Lubbock sound

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
Lou Reed
Waylon Jennings
The Grateful Dead
Elvis Costello
The Hollies
Iggy Pop
James Taylor
Don McLean

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