Buddy Holly Sees Elvis Perform

In January of 1955 Holly saw Elvis Presley perform in Lubbock, inspiring him to play rock 'n' roll. By the time he graduated high school that same year, he was already a popular performer on the local dance and club scene.

Holly saw Elvis Presley sing in Lubbock in 1955 and began to incorporate a rockabilly style into his music,[5] which gradually evolved into rock music.