Celebrate Buddy Holly's birthday at the historic Allison House - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Celebrate Buddy Holly's birthday at the historic Allison House

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

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

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-11-21 12:51:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-11-22 05:13:16 GMT

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

    A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

  • CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 3:01 AM EST2017-11-21 08:01:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-11-22 05:22:43 GMT

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

    CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

  • FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-21 17:11:32 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-11-22 05:22:38 GMT

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

Powered by Frankly