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Interviews & Profiles

Listen to Me features tributes from Buddy Holly's generation — Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr — and younger artists such as Zooey Deschanel.

September 7, 2011 Listen to Me is a pan-generational tribute featuring Natalie Merchant, Ringo Starr and more.

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Buddy Holly onstage in 1958.

July 2, 2011 A new compilation features Holly songs performed by Paul McCartney, Patti Smith and many others.

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February 3, 2009 Fifty years after his death in a plane crash at 22, the rock 'n' roll pioneer is still cool.

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November 7, 2003 Hear the story behind Buddy Holly's last recordings, made in his apartment shortly before he died.

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December 8, 2000 Buddy Holly's legendary song "Peggy Sue" didn't start out as a classic at all.

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February 3, 1992 Fans and friends of Buddy Holly remember his last performance in Clear Lake, Iowa.

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February 3, 1989 NPR's Rachel Maurer honors the career of Buddy Holly thirty years after his tragic death.

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May 9, 1983 Buddy Holly fans gather in Lubbock, Tex., to celebrate the life of the legendary guitarist.

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November 7, 2003 Hear the story behind Buddy Holly's last recordings, made in his apartment shortly before he died.

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Reviews

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June 28, 2011 A new Buddy Holly tribute collection features Cee Lo Green, Paul McCartney and Lou Reed.

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March 23, 2009 Rock historian Ed Ward considers Holly's music and tragic death.

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More Stories

Clockwise from top: Tinariwen, Lykke Li, Eleanor Friedberger, John Maus.

June 22, 2011 Hear new music from Eleanor Friedberger, Mates of State, Tinariwen and others.

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Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28.

June 19, 2011 Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

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June 13, 2011 Hear Smith's impassioned contribution to an upcoming tribute album called Rave On Buddy Holly.

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