Buddy Holly’s Glasses Return to the Hub City - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/19/02

Buddy Holly’s Glasses Return to the Hub City

After ten months on loan, the glasses belonging to Lubbock's favorite son have finally returned to the Hub City.

From February until November, Buddy Holly's signature black horn-rimmed glasses were on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington.

These glasses were one of two sets belonging to the famed musician. One now belongs to a private collector, and this set was recovered from the site of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson in 1959.

They sat in a sheriff's department vault for years, before being rediscovered and returned to the family. The glasses were later purchased by Civic Lubbock, and then donated to the permanent exhibit at the Buddy Holly Center .

You can see the glasses Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and it's free for kids under 12.

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