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West Texas Walk of Fame featuring the Buddy Holly Statue
Address: 19th Street & Crickets Ave,
Lubbock, TX 79401
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Website:www.civiclubbock.com
  
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The Walk of Fame and Buddy Holly statue are currently under construction and will be relocated to their new home of 19th and Crickets Ave. this summer as the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly park nears completion! More details will provided soon!

 

"The West Texas Walk of Fame" began as a tribute to Rock and Roll legend Buddy Holly in the late 70’s. Larry Corbin and Jerry Coleman were in Nashville visiting their singer/songwriter friend Waylon Jennings. Waylon brought up the subject of recognizing Buddy Holly. This conversation culminated into a concept of honoring the growing list of famous artists and musicians who had come from West Texas. As interest grew, Grant Speed was commissioned to create the "heroic" sized statue of Buddy Holly. In 1979, a concert was held to help pay for the statue, and a plaque was placed around the base to honor the first inductee of the "Walk of Fame," Lubbock’s own Buddy Holly. A second concert was held in 1980 and Littlefield’s Waylon Jennings became the next inductee. In 1983, Civic Lubbock, Inc. picked up the torch and mounted the dedication plaque and the induction plaques of Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings. They also nominated Mac Davis as the next inductee and developed a criteria for future nominees. From its early beginning until today, the names of many musicians, artists, actors and entertainers have been honored in "The West Texas Walk of Fame."


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Shaylee
December 12, 2008 3:40PM
Hi Buns Over Texas!
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Walk of Fame Highly Recommended
August 8, 2008 1:48PM
The Walk of Fame is uniquely Lubbock. For the rest of your life when your friends find you have been to Lubbock (!) they will ask: "Did you see the WALK OF FAME?" Are you willing to face the humiliation and agony of defeat over and over. NO !! of course you aren’t and shouldn’t. The WALK OF FAME is worth the search and then you can proudly attest to any and all questioners... "YES ! You have seen the remarkable, the unforgettable, the world renown WALK OF FAME !"
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