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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Buddy Holly honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos)

Gary Busey attends the Buddy Holly Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Buddy Holly received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, on what would have been the musician’s 75th birthday.

On hand for the dedication ceremony were Phil Everly (of the Everly Brothers), Holly’s wife, Maria Elena Holly, and Gary Busey. The actor played the singer in the biopic “The Buddy Holly Story” and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the role.

Holly, who along with the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash at age 22, is now the 2,447th celebrity to be honored with a star.

That same evening, Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak and other musicians performed in a tribute concert at the Music Box Theater.

Check out more photos from the induction ceremony below.

Gary Busey embraces Maria Elena Holly. (AP/HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE )

From left, front row: Leron Gubler, emcee, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; Maria Elena Holly; a guest. Back row, from left: Peter Asher, Phil Everly, actor Garey Busey and Tom LaBonge. (FREDERICK M. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES)

Musician Buddy Holly posthumously received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (PHIL MCCARTEN/REUTERS)

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