The Day the Music Died

Feb 3, 2021

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave
Lubbock, TX 79401


(806) 775-3566



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 Rave On from 10AM to 4PM in the South Gallery. Additionally, we will be offering thematic take-and-makes available for pickup all day long.

Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, the Buddy Holly Center’s staff place a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue.


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