Buddy Holly Center to Honor Anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” on February 3

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) – The following is a news release from the Buddy Holly Center:

Join the Buddy Holly Center on February 3, 2018 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 59th anniversary of the tragedy and the Buddy Holly Center will be commemorating the anniversary with a day-long schedule of events.

This date was affectionately coined "The Day the Music Died" after a lyric in the Don McLean song, "American Pie," that references the deaths of these rock and roll legends. Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, the Center staff place a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Buddy Holly Gallery: Free Admission

10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

J.I. Allison House: Free Admission

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trolley Tours (weather permitting)

Join museum curator, Jacqueline Bober, on a guided tour of Lubbock landmarks that are significant to the life and career of Buddy Holly. Cost: $5 – purchased in the gift shop on day of tour. Tour Times: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Patrons are encouraged to call (806) 775-3562 ahead of time to reserve their seat.

Origami Crickets, Buddy Holly Glasses & Instrument Petting Zoo

Free, hands-on activities for all ages. 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(News release from the City of Lubbock)

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