Buddy Holly Center to honor 61st Anniversary of The Day the Music Died, Feb. 3

Buddy Holly Center to honor 61st Anniversary of The Day the Music Died, Feb. 3
Join the Buddy Holly Center Monday, February 3, 2020 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. (Source: Buddy Holly Center)

Provided by Buddy Holly Center

Join the Buddy Holly Center Monday, February 3, 2020 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 61st anniversary of the tragedy.

This date was affectionately coined "The Day the Music Died" after a lyric in the Don McLean song, "American Pie," that references the deaths of these rock and roll legends. Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, the Center staff place a spray of yellow roses on Buddy's grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Buddy Holly Center: Free Admission: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

J.I. Allison House: Free Admission: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trolley Tours: (weather permitting) - Join Museum Director, Jacqueline Bober and Curator, Sebastian Forbush, on a guided tour of Lubbock landmarks that are significant to the life and career of Buddy Holly. Cost: $8 – purchased in the gift shop on day of tour. Tour Times: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Patrons are encouraged to call (806) 775-3562 ahead of time to reserve their seat.

Free, hands-on activities for all ages: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Showing of Buddy Holly Documentary: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Guided Gallery Tour: 2:30 p.m.

Join the Buddy Holly Center Monday, February 3, 2020 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson.
Join the Buddy Holly Center Monday, February 3, 2020 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. (Source: Buddy Holly Center)