Fans, family honor Buddy Holly with star on Walk of Fame - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fans, family honor Buddy Holly with star on Walk of Fame


Lubbock's own pioneering rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday. On the 75th anniversary of his birth, family, friends and fans in Hollywood and at home watched a live video feed as Holly was recognized for his talents.

"I know Buddy is looking down and saying thanks to all of you," Maria Elena Holly said.

Holly's brothers were among friends at the Buddy Holly Center watching the live stream of the event.

"He was a star to me from the time he was in junior high. I am so awfully proud of him," Travis Holly said.

"It's a great honor, really. Some of the biggest names in entertainment were there," Larry Holly said.

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, music producer Peter Asher and Gary Busey all spoke in Holly's honor.

"Everybody's as proud as I am to see this happen finally," Phil Everly said.

The City of Los Angeles also honored Holly with his own day. September 7th is now officially Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles.

"One thing he wanted was recognition more than money or anything else, and he got it," Holly's brother Larry said.

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