Archive for February 7th, 2012

MORE FROM THE BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

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ENGLISH AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1812

CHARLES DICKENS

      Charles John Huffam Dickens  (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)

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PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF BUDDY HOLLY

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buddy holly center display

The Buddy Holly Center is a historical site located in Lubbock City, Texas. The site
works to preserve, collect and promote the history of Buddy Holly as well as the
music of Lubbock and West Texas.

Among the items on display is the Gibson J200 guitar (below) used by Buddy when
he recorded his last songs in his Greenwich Village apartment. Those songs include, 
That’s What They Say, What To Do, Peggy Sue Got Married, Crying, Waiting Hoping, 
and Learning the Game.

buddy's gibson

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SINGER LAID TO REST ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Buddy’s headstone carries the correct spelling of his name


Buddy Holly’s funeral service was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, 
Texas on Saturday, February 7, 1959. Over a thousand mourners attended. His body 
was buried in the city of Lubbock cemetery.

On Feb 2, 1959, Buddy Holly along with Ritchie Valens and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson had just performed at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Shortly
after midnight, the three rock stars left in a chartered plane that crashed soon
after take off, killing the stars and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

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The above statue of Buddy Holly is the centerpiece of a “walk of
fame” located in downtown Lubbock which features plaques of
various area artists such as Mac Davis and Waylon Jennings.

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DISNEY FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Pinocchio is a 1940 animated film produced by Walt Disney. It is the
second film in the series of Walt Disney Animated Classics. It was
released in theaters by RKO Pictures. The film won two Academy
Awards, one for Best Original Score and the other for Best Original
Song for “When You Wish Upon a Star”.

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