Of all the unique oddities of my career, I am perhaps proudest of the fact that I am forever linked with Buddy Holly.
The number of great recordings he made in his very short life places him at or beyond the level of any musical artist in almost any category. Elvis never wrote songs, while Buddy composed a large number.
I was celebrating my 17th birthday on Feb. 2, which was the night of Buddy's last concert. Then when I found out that Buddy was dead, I remember I was standing on the corner on Langworthy Road in Salford, near Manchester. I was with my best friend, Allan Clarke, who later started the Hollies with me. We were distraught to say the least...tears and more tears. We had lost a great friend...one of us...a rock star with glasses.
Graham Nash on his reaction to news of Buddy Holly's death