day the music died rem 

buddy holly plane crash
The plane flew two minutes before crashing into a cornfield eight miles 
from the Surf Ballroom.

buddy winter dance party

From left: Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly performing at a venue during
the mid west tour called The Winter Dance party.

buddy's guitar played less than an hour before  his death

Fender Museum of Music and The Arts director John Page holds the 1958
Fender Sratocaster Buddy Holly played less than an hour before his death.

 holly memorial 1


A memorial located at the crash site of Buddy Holley’s plane near Clear
Lake, Iowa

Recorded October 21, 1958

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEATH,HISTORY,MUSIC and have Comments (3)

3 Responses to “IT WAS 53 YEARS AGO TODAY!”

  1. barby says:

    REALLY NICE Post, Bob! (like the song clip too)

  2. barby says:

    oops…was adding this too…but it jumped ahead! The song should be titled at top “True Love WAITS”…sad how they missed that important word!

  3. barby says:

    by the way…for anyone who is wondering…Yes, I DO realize the song Buddy Holly sang was indeed “True Love WAYS”…but I am in the “WAITS” camp…just sayin’

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