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Buddy Holly’s 80th Birthday Bash Is September 7th at The Buddy Holly Center

In celebration of what would have been Buddy Holly's 80th birthday (September 7), the Buddy Holly Center is hosting an all-day bash to celebrate.

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5 Buddy Holly Facts You May Not Know

Here are five things you may not know about Buddy Holly.

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Lubbock Remembers Buddy Holly on The Day The Music Died

This year marks the 56th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Jr.

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Buddy Holly’s Special Connection to the City He Was Flying to on That Fateful Day

It's ironic that I ended up in Lubbock, the birthplace of the legendary Buddy Holly. I grew up near Fargo, North Dakota -- the city he was flying to when his plane went down.

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Paul McCartney Covers Buddy Holly’s ‘It’s So Easy’ in Lubbock [Watch]

Paul McCartney paid his respects to Lubbock, Texas native Buddy Holly with a touching cover of "It's So Easy."

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The United Family Makes Initial Donation for Paul McCartney Oak

The tree is to be planted in commemoration of McCartney’s request to perform a concert in Lubbock, as McCartney is a fan of Buddy Holly.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
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Engraved Brick Fundraiser Underway for J.I. Allison House Restoration

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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54th Anniversary of The Day The Music Died

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the Day the Music Died and the death of Buddy Holly.

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
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Buddy Holly Center Grants Free Admission in Remembrance of “The Day the Music Died”

February 3rd marks the 53rd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

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Remembering Buddy Holly: Our Top Five Places Commemorating the Lubbock Legend

Arguably Lubbock's most famous citizen that ever lived, Buddy Holly, would have turned seventy-five this week. In honor of his 75th birthday, we've compiled a list of the best places in Lubbock to celebrate the life of the music legend.

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