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1/30/09

50 Winters Have Passed Since the Day the Music Died

It's been 50 winters since the death of Lubbock native and rock-n-roll superstar Buddy Holly. 

"Fifty Winters Later" is the name of a memorial event in Clear Lake, Iowa where Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash February 3, 1959. Just 11 months prior, Holly and the Crickets made an international impact.

"In March 1958 a young American rock-n-roll group calling themselves The Crickets appeared at the London Palladium, and they changed the face of British Rock-n-Roll forever!" 

Those same artists later came to America in what's been called The British Invasion - changing the world forever.

Back here in Lubbock, the Buddy Holly Center will be open and free to the public Monday, February 2nd from 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, February 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more about 50 Winters Later events.

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