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Celebrate Buddy Holly's birthday at the historic Allison House

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Fans of Buddy Holly and the Crickets now have another treasure to experience here in Lubbock.

On Thursday, the Buddy Holly Center announced the opening of the J.I. Allison House.

The house was moved to the center last year.

This is the historical home where Buddy Holly and the Crickets wrote many hits, including 'That'll Be the Day.'

The Crickets answered questions about the house on Thursday.

The group says this is a unique addition to the local community.

"It's part of Lubbock history. I think it's a great part of it. It ought to draw people to live here 'cause if we wouldn't have lived here, we wouldn't have done anything probably."

The opening of the Allison House couldn't have come at a better time, since Saturday marks Buddy Holly's 77th birthday.

Everyone is invited to attend his birthday bash this weekend at the Buddy Holly Center.

Free admission begins at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. The event runs through Sunday.

You can find more information here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuddyHollyCenter

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