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clear lake, iowa: buddy holly's crash site.  the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. the site is often marked with items added by visitors

clear lake, iowa: buddy holly's crash site. the spot where the beloved rocker with the geek glasses and hiccup-y voice met an early end. the site is often marked with items added by visitors

10. After a concert at Clear Lake's Surf Ballroom in February of 1959, Buddy Holly's plane crashed into a field, killing him and everyone on board. After the snow melted the next spring, Holly's iconic glasses were found in the field and turned in to the Cerro Gordo County Sherriff’s office, where they sat filed away for the next 21 years before eventually being returned to Holly's widow. The glasses can now be seen on exhibit at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.

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10. After a concert at Clear Lake's Surf Ballroom in February of 1959, Buddy Holly's plane crashed into a field, killing him and everyone on board. After the snow melted the next spring, Holly's iconic glasses were found in the field and turned in to the Cerro Gordo County Sherriff’s office, where they sat filed away for the next 21 years before eventually being returned to Holly's widow. The glasses can now be seen on exhibit at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Buddy Holly died On February 3, 1959 in a small-plane crash together with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. That day is still known as "The day the music died". Sometimes I wonder what other beautiful songs he would have made if he hadn't died at age 22. Weezer named one of their songs to him.

Buddy Holly died On February 3, 1959 in a small-plane crash together with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. That day is still known as "The day the music died". Sometimes I wonder what other beautiful songs he would have made if he hadn't died at age 22. Weezer named one of their songs to him.

Buddy Holly.....the ill-fated "winter dance party" tour. Buddy Holly played at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 2, 1959. The day after the date on this poster, on Feb. 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in route to the next stop. The date has now become known as "the day the music died."

Buddy Holly.....the ill-fated "winter dance party" tour. Buddy Holly played at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 2, 1959. The day after the date on this poster, on Feb. 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in route to the next stop. The date has now become known as "the day the music died."

Buddy Holly, (Sep. 7, 1936 – Feb. 3, 1959), was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums, He was one of the first in the genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Buddy Holly, (Sep. 7, 1936 – Feb. 3, 1959), was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. His success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums, He was one of the first in the genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Buddy Holly. One of the first major stars to write his own lyrics.

Buddy Holly. One of the first major stars to write his own lyrics.

Buddy Holly. Last known photo. A day or two before the fatal plane crash in Clear Lake, IA.

Buddy Holly. Last known photo. A day or two before the fatal plane crash in Clear Lake, IA.

Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

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Buddy Holly~ killed in a small plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. His gravestone bears the true spelling of his family name "Holley" and a depiction of his Fender Stratocaster.

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