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Buddy Holly Center honors 55th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death

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February 3 marks the 55th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper).

This date has been affectionately given the name The Day The Music Died by the Buddy Holly Center after a lyric in the Don McLean song, "American Pie," that references to the deaths of these rock n' roll musicians.

The Buddy Holly Center is honored to invite the public to The Day The Music Died, an event celebrating the life and legacy of Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to the Center free of charge on Monday, February 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The events on Monday, February 3rd include free admission to the Center and the "J.I. Allison House" throughout the day's event, and screenings of the movie "The Buddy I Knew" by Larry Holley. There will also be a free interactive activity for all ages available in the Education Space and a guided tour by Museum Curator Jacqueline Bober.

The Buddy Holly Center will have three exhibitions on display. The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibit on the life and music of Buddy Holly. The Foyer Gallery features West Texas Guitar, an exhibition highlighting the guitars of notable musicians and songwriters who originated from the West Texas region. The Fine Arts Gallery features the exhibition, Texas Works, which focuses on the creative talents of printmakers, including Catherine Prose, John Hitchcock and Katherine Liontas-Warren.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014

  • Free Admission
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Special exhibits West Texas Guitar and Texas Works on display.
  • Screenings of "The Buddy I Knew" by Larry Holley.
  • The "J.I. Allison House" open throughout the day's event.

GUIDED TOUR

  • Join Jacqueline Bober, Museum Curator, on a guided tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery.
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

BUDDY HOLLY GLASSES

  • An interactive activity for all ages
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED RECEPTION

  • Light hors d'oeuvres will be served
  • Time: 3:30 p.m.

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