I love Buddy Holly, and I like the fact that his songs are not too hard to play on the guitar =D. I remember the first time I listened to "Oh boy" on the radio, what a blast. So far my favorite song is "Rave on" though, and "Everyday" always puts a smile on my face. I can totally see the influence of Holly in Lennon' s singing style.
Rumors have arisen since 1959 that "The Big Bopper" survived the initial impact of the crash and tried to go for help. Skeptics of the official conclusion that all the victims died on impact have noted that Richardson's body was the only one found a significant distance from the wreckage -- about 40 feet. Another rumor was that the Bopper had suffered a gunshot wound.
In 2007, the Bopper's son asked Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, to investigate the rumors by exhuming the Bopper's body. Bass concluded by examining x-rays of the body that there was no evidence of gunshot wounds and that the Bopper's massive injuries made it impossible for him to have moved on his own