Curse of Buddy Holly: rock’n’roll legend foresaw his own fiery DEATH in prophetic dream
The late rock’n’roller died 60 years ago in February 1959 in a plane crash with The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens during the disastrous nationwide tour, the Winter Dance Party.
But there is a legendary curse surrounding the singer hinged on some seriously chilling coincidences.
Buddy Holly foresaw his own death in prophetic dreams.
Before going on tour, Buddy Holly and his new wife Maria Elena were simultaneously disturbed by violent dreams.
Maria dreamed of a fireball descending to earth in the middle of a field, followed by an explosion and a gaping hole in the ground.
She woke Holly up and he told her that he had also just had a strange dream.
He dreamed that he, his wife and his brother were on a plane.
Her brother persuaded Holly to leave Maria on top of a building with the intention of coming back for her.
Apparently Holly was gripped by the guilt of leaving her in the dream.
The scariest part is that Maria was supposed to join Holly on tour, but he convinced her to stay because of her morning sickness.
While Holly was touring England in 1958, he received a message from Joe Meek, a British sound engineer and producer.
In January of that year, Meek had attended a tarot reading.
The message to Holly was that she had been told, “On February 3rd, Buddy Holly dies.”
Holly thanked Meek but wasn’t worried as it was already past February 3.
But Holly would die on February 3 a year later in 1959.
“Joe” Robert George Meek was a record producer and songwriter.
He suffered from fits of rage, paranoia and depression which were exacerbated by his drug use.
He became obsessed with Buddy Holly, who Meek said visited him in a dream.
On the eighth anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death in 1967, Meek shot and killed his landlady before turning the single-barrel rifle on himself. He was only 37 years old.
Holly’s co-passengers, Valens and The Big Bopper, flipped a coin to see if they should get a seat on the plane.
The Big Bopper said it was the first time he had won anything.
Singer Eddie Cochran recorded “Three Stars” in honor of the rock stars killed in the plane crash.
Cochran was believed to have been on the Winter Party Dance tour.
When he heard about the accident, he felt like he had cheated death and was supposed to be gripped with guilt and fear that death would soon come for him.
He was thrown from a car in 1960 after blowing a tire in Bath, Somerset.
Holly’s original band line-up The Crickets visited him in the hospital and he died the next day.
His last single was “Three Steps to Heaven” and The Crickets was the backing band.
John Lennon also planned his own death
The Beatles were big fans of Buddy Holly and covered his tracks “Words of Love” and “That’ll Be the Day”.
In fact, The Beatles was a play on the name The Crickets and it was said that Holly wanted to name the group The Beetles.
John Lennon was shot dead by 40-year-old Mark Chapman on December 8, 1980 as he was walking home to his apartment with his wife Yoko.
Lennon was once asked how he was going to die, he replied, “I’m probably going to be jumped by a madman.”
90s rock legends are best known for their monster hit Smells Like Teen Spirit. But singer Kurt Cobain was tired of being taken seriously after the release of Nevermind and decided to show the band a more humorous side.
In 1993, they released the video for In Bloom in which Kurt and his team appeared in a 1950s simulated style show dressed as none other than Buddy Holly.
The video won the award for Best Alternative Video at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards and a year later Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
Weezer gained worldwide fame with his debut album The Blue Album.
Among their successes was Buddy Holly.
Bassist Mike Welsh left the band due to a nervous breakdown and suicide attempt the same year the album was produced.
In 2011, he was found dead in a hotel room.