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Buddy Holly Similar Artists

The Crickets - 100% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals Blues
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Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran - 62% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

The Everly Brothers - 50% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vocals Jazz
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - 46% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis - 46% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Comedy Television Drama Kids & Family Movies & TV Music & Radio Sports & Recreation Vocals Movie Magazines Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Documentaries Action & Adventure Comedy
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins - 45% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Television Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Comedy
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

Fats Domino

Fats Domino - 45% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Drama Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Blues Dance Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory worker after leaving school, Domino played in local clubs such as the Hideaway. It was there in 1949 that band leader Dave Bartholomew and Lew Chudd of Imperial Records heard him. His first re Read more

Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens - 45% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Musicals & The Arts
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Richard Steve Valenzuela, 13 May 1941, Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Iowa, USA. Valens was the first major Hispanic-American rock star, the artist who popularized the classic 50s hit ‘La Bamba’. He grew up in the city of Pacoima, California, and was raised in poverty. His parents separated when he was a child and Valens lived with his f Read more

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry - 41% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Drama Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Comedy Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Blues Soundtracks Television
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Charles Edward Anderson Berry, 18 October 1926, San Jose, California, USA (although Berry states that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri). A seminal figure in the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry’s influence as songwriter and guitarist is incalculable. His cogent songs captured adolescent life, yet the artist was 30 years old when he commenced recording Read more

Gene Vincent - 41% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Magazines Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison - 35% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Soundtracks Television Vocals Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Holiday & Seasonal
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23 April 1936, Vernon, Texas, USA, d. 6 December 1988, Madison, Tennessee, USA. Major critical acclaim came too late for one of the leading singers of the 60s. He became the master of the epic ballad of doom-laden despair, possessing a sensational voice of remarkable range and power, and often finding it more comfortable to stay in the high register. The former reluctant roc Read more

Bill Haley - 34% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Dance Doo Wop Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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William John Clifton Haley, 6 July 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, USA, d. 9 February 1981, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Haley was one of the great pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and was the first artist to take the new musical form to the world stage. His roots were in country music and he began his career as a yodelling cowboy. After playing in such country groups as the Dow Read more

Dion & The Belmonts - 34% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop Easy Listening
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The Big Bopper - 33% match to Buddy Holly

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jiles Perry Richardson, 24 October 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, USA. After working as a disc jockey in Beaumont, Richardson won a recording contract with Mercury Records, releasing two unsuccessful singles in 1957. The following year, under his radio moniker ‘The Big Bopper’, he recorded the ebullient ‘Chantilly Lace’, a rock ‘n Read more

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