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Buddy Holly Historical Marker

City of Lubbock Cemetery

 
 
Buddy Holly Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Buddy Holly Historical Marker Marker
Inscription.  Buddy Holly died at age 22 in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. Fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson were also killed in the crash. The funeral was held in Tabernacle Baptist Church and he was buried in the City of Lubbock Cemetery on Saturday February 7, 1959. Fans have traveled from up to ten thousand miles away to view Holly's final resting place. It is customary to place a guitar pick on the headstone so that the “music lives on.”
 
Erected by Legendary Lubbock Texas - Buddy Holly Music Festival.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1919.
 
Location. 33° 33.987′ N, 101° 48.923′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on East 31st Street near Teak Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the southeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Lubbock Cemetery (within shouting distance of this
Buddy Holly Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Buddy Holly Historical Marker Marker
Entrance to City of Lubbock Cemetery is straight ahead.
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marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford Knapp (approx. half a mile away); Mary & Mac Private School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Breedlove Airport (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lubbock Cotton Club (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Buddy Holley Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Buddy Holley Gravesite
Note spelling of last name.
Buddy Holly Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
4. Buddy Holly Gravesite
Buddy Holly Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
5. Buddy Holly Gravesite
It is customary to place a guitar pick on the headstone so that the "music lives on."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022