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The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock Remembers Buddy Holly on The Day The Music Died

This year marks the 56th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Jr.

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Buddy Holly’s Special Connection to the City He Was Flying to on That Fateful Day

It's ironic that I ended up in Lubbock, the birthplace of the legendary Buddy Holly. I grew up near Fargo, North Dakota -- the city he was flying to when his plane went down.

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Original Cricket Joe B. Maudlin Is Alive And Well [VIDEO]

Mark Twain was quoted as saying, "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". A member of Buddy Holly band the Crickets, stand-up bass player Joe B. Maudlin could be saying the same thing.

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Special Events Will Honor Buddy Holly [VIDEO]

Friday, February 3rd, 1959 is known in the music world as "the day the music died"-- in reference to Don McLean's song, "American Pie" and the death of Lubbock native-turned-superstar Buddy Holly. Entertainers Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper(J.P. Richardson) died along with the pilot in the 1 a.m. crash of a small plane after a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa the night before.

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Birthday of Buddy Holly Observed in Lubbock [VIDEO]

This "Man of Music" is probably the best known native-born Lubbockite. Buddy Holly's birthday is Wednesday, September 7. If a tragic plane crash in 1959 hadn't cut his life short, Buddy would be 75 this year. A special commemoration of his birthday will be held as a celebration at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock.

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Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago Get Hitched on This Day in 1958 [VIDEO]

On this day back in 1958, Buddy Holly, a huge recording star at the time, and Maria Elena Santiago, a receptionist at a music company, got married.

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Lubbock Has A Kissing Wall

Jerusalem has it's Wailing Wall, Ireland has the Blarney Stone and now, Lubbock, combines the two with a Kissing Wall. Well, it's now OFFICIALLY a Kissing Wall, but it's an oversized mural of the great Buddy Holly on the outside wall of Texas Discount Furniture at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave in Lubbock's historic Depot District

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