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Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Buddy Holly

1936 - 1959

 
 
Buddy Holly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1996
1. Buddy Holly Marker
Inscription. Buddy Holly contributed to the music heritage of not only west Texas but the entire world as a musician and composer. It is significant that this first plaque on the "Walk Of Fame" bear his name. The citizens of Lubbock pay tribute to and honor their native son.
Inducted into the "Walk Of Fame" 1979
 
Erected 1979 by Citizens of Lubbock.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 35.326′ N, 101° 51.24′ W. Marker was in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker was at the intersection of 7th Street and 8th Street, on the left when traveling west on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Buddy Holly Plaza, between 7th and 8th Streets, and between Avenue Q and Avenue O, one block west of the Civic Center. Marker was at or near this postal address: 701 Avenue Q, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Bacon Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lubbock Women's Club (approx. half a mile away); A Tribute to Cotton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War
Buddy Holly Marker image. Click for full size.
May 8, 2004
2. Buddy Holly Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church (approx. mile away); Mast/White Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Regarding Buddy Holly. This marker, statue and the Walk of Fame have been moved to the nearby (0.9 mi) Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Center. See the nearby "Buddy Holly" marker submission for the marker at its new location.
 
Also see . . .
1. West Texas Walk Of Fame. (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. More Buddy per "Texas Outside". (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Joe Ely, and the Cotton Club. This is a true, accurate history of Lubbock music, especially during the period, 1954-1959. It is based on personal memory, interviews, and extensive research. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Johnny Hughes of Lubbock, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Buddy Holly Statue
Buddy Holly hit the charts in the 1950's with hits such as "Peggy Sue", "Maybe
Lubbock's Own Buddy Holly image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1, 1996
3. Lubbock's Own Buddy Holly
This bronze figure, sculpted by Ulysses Grant Speed, stands approximately eight feet high on a four foot concrete base.
Baby" "True Love Ways," and "Oh Boy." This statue stands as a tribute to the legendary musician who called Lubbock home. Located one block immediately west of the Civic Center, the statue anchors the west Texas "Walk of Fame."
    — Submitted January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

2. "West Texas Walk of Fame"
Honoring West Texas area musicians, artists and actors, the "West Texas Walk of Fame" includes such notables as Buddy Holly, Barry Corbin, Tanya Tucker, the Gatlin Brothers, Waylon Jennings and many others.

1979
Buddy Holly (Lubbock, TX), "Legendary" Rock and Roll Innovator**

1980
Waylon Jennings (Littlefield, TX), Singer/Songwriter, Toured with Buddy Holly**

1983
Mac Davis (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter and Actor**

1984
Jimmy Dean (Plainview, TX), Country singer and Television personality**
Ralna English (Lubbock, TX), Singer, featured on the Lawrence Welk Show**
Bobby Keys (Slaton, TX), Sax Player. Toured and recorded with The Beatles & the Rolling Stones**

1985
G. W. Bailey (Lubbock, TX), Movie and Television Actor**
Barry Corbin (Lamesa, TX), Movie, Television and Broadway Star**

1986
Niki Sullivan, Jerry Allison and Joe B. Mauldin (Lubbock,
Buddy Holley Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
July 6, 2006
4. Buddy Holley Grave Marker
Buddy Holly is buried in the Lubbock City Cemetery, near 33th Street and Teak Avenue.
TX), The Crickets**
Sonny Curtis (Meadow, TX), Singer/Songwriter played with The Crickets**

1988
Tanya Tucker (Seminole, TX), Country music performer**

1989
Roy Orbison (Wink, TX), Early rockabilly Singer/Songwriter**
Joe Ely (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter and producer**

1990
Gatlin Brothers (Odessa, TX), Country singers and songwriters**

1991
"Snuff" Garrett (Lubbock, TX), 1950's TV personality and record producer**

1993
Maines Brothers Band (Acuff, TX), Progressive Country Band **

1994
Woody Chambliss (Brownfield, TX), Movie and Television actor**
Paul Milosevich (Lubbock, TX), Artist**

1995
Gary P. Nunn (Brownfield, TX), Singer/Songwriter and publisher**
Glen D. Hardin (Wolforth, TX), Arranged music & performed with Elvis Presley and The Crickets**

1996
Bob Montgomery (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter, performed with Buddy Holly**
The Hometown Boys (Lubbock, TX), Father and sons conjuntos show band**

1997
Terry Allen (Lubbock, TX), Artist in a wide variety of media: music, theater, sculpture, painting, drawing, video, and film**
Dan Blocker (O'Donnell, TX), Actor**
Glenna Maxey Goodacre (Lubbock, TX), Sculptor and Artist**
Dirk West (Lubbock, TX), Cartoonist**

1998
Butch Hancock
Buddy Holly Glasses image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2007
5. Buddy Holly Glasses
These "Texas-sized" glasses are displayed outside the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.
(Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter**
Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter and Actor**

2000
Eddie Dixon (Lubbock, TX), Sculptor and Artist**

2001
The Fireballs (Clovis, NM), 1960's Rock and Roll group**
Delbert McClinton (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter**

2002
Helen Wagner (Willey) (Lubbock, TX), Broadway and Television Actress**
Brad Maule (Rotan, TX), Actor and Singer/Songwriter**

2003
Alvin G. Davis (Post, TX), Cowboy Poet, Sculptor, Western Historian **
Billy Walker (Ralls, TX), Country Music Singer, "The Tall Texan"**

2004
Clif Magness (Lubbock, TX), Songwriter/Producer**
Richie McDonald (Lubbock, TX), Singer/Songwriter, lead singer of "Lonestar"**

2005
Agnes Torres (Shallowater, TX ), Singer, Vocalist of "The New Variety Band"**
Angela Strehli (Lubbock, TX ), Singer**

2006
David Box, Singer, Songwriter**
David Gaschen, Broadway/Musical Theater/Opera Singer**
Jennifer Smith, Broadway/Musical Theater Singer and Dancer**
    — Submitted January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Buddy Holly Marker (former location) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
6. Buddy Holly Marker (former location)
The Buddy Holly Statue and Marker have been moved to the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Park at 19th and Crickets.

From a sign at the location of Marker from Google Maps, street view, December 2012.
Buddy Holly statue and West Texas Walk of Fame
The Buddy Holly Statue and the plaques for the West Texas Walk of Fame have been removed from this site to be re-conditioned. Please look for them in the coming months at their new location at Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Park at 19th and Crickets. City of Lubbock, Texas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,476 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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