Buddy Holly Center

Location: Lubbock, Texas
Date: December 1, 2013

Glasses outside the center

The Buddy Holly Center is a museum in Lubbock, Texas dedicated to the life of Buddy Holly, who was one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was killed in a plane crash at the age of 22 along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson. The song "American Pie" was written by Don McLean about the crash.

The museum and former railway depot

The museum contains an exhibit of Buddy Holly memorabilia, a gift shop, a small theater with a short 15-minute film, and an art gallery. The museum itself is located in the former Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Depot, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Outside the museum is a large statue of Buddy Holly's glasses, and across the street is a statue of Holly and his guitar in Buddy Holly Plaza alongside the South Plains Walk of Fame, which recognizes important musicians to the South Plains.

Buddy Holly Plaza

Buddy Holly statue

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