Buddy Holly

by Dean Robbins
| February 17, 2012
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February is Grammy Awards month, a time to celebrate the best new music of the year. Commentator Dean Robbins rarely misses the Grammys, but February has another meaning for him. A little more than fifty years ago, rock and roll legend Buddy Holly was touring Wisconsin when his small plane went down. He and his tour mates died in the crash, but not before changing the course of rock and roll.

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Dean Robbins

Dean Robbins is a journalist and author based in Madison. He has won state and national awards for arts, features and news stories, and has contributed to magazines and newspapers around the country.