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Sep072011

Hollywood to Mark Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday with Walk of Fame Star

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Wednesday marks what would've been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday.

In honor of the late music legend, who died in a plane crash in Iowa in 1959 along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, the Hollywood Walk of Fame will award him a posthumous star.

On Tuesday, a Buddy Holly tribute album was released.  Listen To Me: Buddy Holly features performances of classic Holly songs by artists like Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and Stevie Nicks.

Producer Peter Asher, who worked on the album, remembers Holly as a singer-songwriter who wrote music that was "meaningful" and "fun."  Asher is confident that Holly would've still been a success in the music business today, saying, "I think he'd be a genius record producer or own a big record company or something like that."

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