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Happy Birthday Buddy!

Rock & roll pioneer Buddy Holly (aka Charles Hardin Holley) is born in Lubbock, Texas on this date (September 7) in 1936.

Cohorts Waylon Jennings, Sonny Curtis and Bob Montgomery go on to find success in country music, while Holly’s “True Love Ways” becomes a country hit for Mickey Gilley in 1980.

If you’re in the Lubbock area today, you can help celebrate the 81st birthday of the legend by going to the Buddy Holly Center for a fun filled day of events!

According to, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will include activities like the screening of “The Real Buddy Holly Story,” kids crafts fun and live music in the evening.

There will also be a cash bar for the adults in the evening to keep the fun going. Make sure check out that and the food trucks to keep yourself fueled for the whole day. Admission is free, so bring the entire family out for the fun.

If you’d like additional information about the event or the Buddy Holly Center, you can give them a call at (806) 775-3560 or check them out online at

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