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07 Sep 11 Buddy Gets His Star

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He would have been 75 today. So this is a perfect time to celebrate “Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles.”

Holly’s much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled as a permanent public monument to this iconic artist. The event will be star-studded in many respects, including a rare appearance by Maria Elena Holly (Holly’s widow) speaking on his behalf, along with Phil cialis exercise Everly, Peter Asher, Gary Busey and surprise guests that are expected to honor a true legend.

Phil and Don Everly (Everly Brothers) were close friends of Holly’s and played many shows together. Peter (Asher) and Gordon, who were inspired by Holly from the moment they formed their duo, made Holly’s “True Love Ways” a worldwide hit. In 1978, Gary Busey starred as Holly in The Buddy Holly Story and pfizer viagra coupon was later nominated for

an Academy Award® for his portrayal. The film won the Academy Award® for Best Adaptation Score.

Later this evening, the celebration moves to The Music Box in Hollywood for a special invitation-only concert and birthday party with special guest performances of Holly’s music by many artists who have been influenced by and love Holly’s music, as well as

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friends and family members from Holly’s life. The concert event will be filmed in HD for a PBS special airing in December 2011. Artists confirmed include: Paul Anka, Michelle Branch, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Patrick Stump and more.

The celebration continues through to the spring of 2012 with many activities meant to remember and extend other key elements of Holly’s legacy. Not only an outstanding artist, he was a visionary in the business of music, having created the first label, called Prism, to promote independent recording artists. His widow, Maria Elena Holly, has remarked that Buddy was committed to helping young artists succeed, as he had. To this end, this year-long celebration continues with several programs supporting the development of the next generation of music’s greats–both as artists and as entrepreneurs. Three music industry charities – The GRAMMY® Foundation, the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and Artists House Music — will benefit from this celebration hosted by Songmasters and its partners.

Holly continues to be an essential component of rock ‘n’ roll’s historical catalog as seen from the continuous sales of his Buddy Holly: Millennium Collection, which is the No. 1 seller of the Holly catalog, and recently released Buddy Holly: ICON. More than fifty-two prelox vs viagra years later, new fans continue to discover the genius of Holly pre pharmacy schools online and his accolades continue to grow. This year, Rolling Stone magazine positioned Buddy Holly as No. 13 on their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” poll. Today, Holly’s classic recorded music catalog is managed by Universal Music Enterprises (UME).


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