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Buddy Holly was the original rock and roll geek in glasses.
Charles Hardin Holly (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll.
Buddy Holly is considered one of the founding fathers of rock ‘n roll and one of its most influential. Although his career was cut short, his body of work is considered among the best in rock music history and his music would influence not only many of his recording contemporaries, but also the future direction music would take.