Buddy Holly (AP photo)
Buddy Holly wowed audiences in the 1950’s, creating rock ‘n roll music for the ages that will live on forever. His life was cut short at just age 23 on February 3, 1959 when he tragically died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa. Lost in the wreckage were two other passengers, talented rockers Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson.
Left to reminisce about the lost musical icon was Buddy Holly’s family, former band mates, friends, fans and others. Below are some interview videos and stories compiled by NIT for fans of Buddy Holly to watch and take a trip down memory lane:
Former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch dies
Former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch died “positive and at peace”
Anticipated crowd forces move of former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch funeral service
Tribute & memory page established for former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch
Should Buddy Holly plane crash investigation be re-opened?
Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms
Three Stars Plaza Project honors Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and JP Richardson
Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake designated as Historic Place
Jay Richardson, son of “The Big Bopper” has passed away
Bopper Junior to host Winter Dance Party 2012 at Surf Ballroom
1959 Winter Dance Party performer Freddie Milano dead
Kids get rockin’ lesson at the Surf from Tommy Allsup
A family reunion for Ritchie Valens’ sister, Connie Valens Lemo
Guitar legend Tommy Allsup to release book at Surf Ballroom
2011 Winter Dance Party weekend underway in Surf Ballroom
Buddy Holly coin flip controversy lives on as Tommy Allsup speaks out
Buddy’s Buddies reaching a new generation