Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

If legendary Lubbock-born musician Buddy Holly were alive today, he would have turned 79 earlier this month. Although Holly died tragically at age 22 in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, residents of his hometown continue to celebrate the rockstar’s birthday. Every year on Sept. 7, the Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Ave. offers free […]

Paul McCartney to Visit Buddy Holly’s Hometown

“This will sell out before it really gets started,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance said at the Buddy Holly Center Wednesday. At the press conference, Tech President Duane M. Nellis announced Sir Paul McCartney will perform a concert in Lubbock on June 14 — in Tech’s United Spirit Arena. Hance said Tech and […]

When the “Music” Died & The Brits Took Over

“And while Lenin read a book on Marx, A quartet practiced in the park, And we sang dirges in the dark, The day the music died.” Don McLean’s hit song, “American Pie,” references the 1959 plane crash that took the lives of rock ‘n’ roll star and Lubbock-native, Buddy Holly, as well as Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and Pilot […]

Winter Raider Showcase

Carmen Askerneese will bring the first ever Winter Raider Showcase to Texas Tech Friday at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. “The Winter Raider Showcase is pretty much a free concert for anybody in Lubbock,” said Askerneese, an electronic media and communication major from Dallas. The concert will feature bands such […]

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