Saturday marks the 48th anniversary of one of the more tragic days in American musical history....and it's being remembered by a special event at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.
On February 3, 2007, citizens can remember Lubbock’s most famous native son with all day activities at the Buddy Holly Center. On Saturday, February 3, the anniversary of Holly’s death, the Center will host a guided tour with Rock n’ roll historian Bill Griggs at 3:00pm. The Real Buddy Holly Story, produced by Paul McCartney, will be shown in the theater at 11:00am and 1:00pm, and there will be children’s activities all day in the classroom. The Day the Music Died is an opportunity to commemorate the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, whose lives tragically ended in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa during the Winter Dance Party tour in 1959.
Gee, do you mean the movie with Gary Busey wasn't the "Real" story?
There's no way to underestimate the talent of those killed on that fateful night, and just how far they would have gone - especially Buddy Holly, who was ahead of his time musically.
And Don McLean's rather complex "American Pie" refers to February 3, 1959 as "The Day The Music Died".
"Throughout the days
Our True Love Ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care..."