The project is the restoration of the childhood home of J.I. Allison, who was the drummer for Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Holly and Allison wrote a number of their hit songs at the home, including “That’ll be the Day.”
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Each day features a different craft medium, such as watercolors, wood, fabric, clay, and paper.
Today marks the 54th anniversary of the Day the Music Died and the death of Buddy Holly.
The museums will accept toy donations to benefit local children through Friday, December 14th.
The Center will also have caroling from the West Texas Children’s Chorus, and will provide free refreshments and a cash bar.
The Buddy Holly Center will host a Sock Hop, allowing kids of all ages and their families to learn the top dances from the 1950s on October 6th.
The home is where Allison lived as a teenager, and where he and Buddy Holly wrote several hit songs, including That’ll Be The Day.
Delays can be expected along a portion of the southbound I-27 main lanes and frontage road between 19th and 34th Streets on Sunday.
Andy Wilkinson and Kenneth O'Meara will discuss the songwriting process and use examples and illustrations. The class will work through the process together and students will create their own song.
Mariachi Amistad is a group of local musicians that have played together since 1998.