Clear Lake Iowa, Lubbock Texas and Sydney Australia, of all places, are all staging celebrations this week for one of rock ‘n roll’s great performers that sadly, was taken from us way too soon. Actually there were four people killed on that plane in the early morning hours of February 3rd, 1959; Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot, Roger Peterson, but Buddy Holly is the one who had the biggest impact on rock ‘n roll music. There have been movies, musicals, music videos by contemporary artists and many other various tributes to Holly over the years and rightly so. See, he started out playing country covers and bluegrass tunes, but it wasn’t until he saw Elvis Presley that he turned to rock n roll and only a few short months later he was sharing a stage with the king. That my friends is a quick rise to stardom and no doubt one of the many reasons he is still relevant today.