Buddy Holly Center Marks The Day The Music Died
Okay, boys and girls, I'm sure you know this, but the Buddy Holly Hall and the Buddy Holly Center are two different places. The one on 19th Street with huge glasses is having a free to-do this week you should take advantage of.
It happens on February 3rd, better known as The Day the Music Died, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P, "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a plane crash, along with pilot, Roger Peterson.
I cannot recommend the Buddy Holly Center enough. It's a quality exhibition and you can see it for free this week. If you do manage to take a gander, you'll see a radio control board that we actually donated to the center. You can also see some of Buddy's glasses, which really brings everything home in a sobering way.
Here's the Buddy Holly Center with the full scoop:
Join the Buddy Holly Center Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 62nd anniversary of the tragedy.
This date was affectionately coined The Day the Music Died after a lyric in the Don McLean song, American Pie, that references the deaths of these rock and roll legends.
The Buddy Holly Center will be offering free admission on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, and will be showing hourly screenings of the Buddy Holly documentary film The Buddy I Knew by Larry Holley from 10AM to 4PM in the South Gallery. Additionally, we will be offering thematic take-and-makes for kids. These will be available for pickup all day long.
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