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Buddy Holly's plane took off from this airport about 1:00 AM on February 3, 1959.



This marker is placed at the crash site of their plane.
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson & their pilot, Roger Peterson died in that crash.


In the afternoon of February 3, 2001, we walked a mile in snow and below zero temperature
to see this marker at the crash site.



The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 2001



Karen in front of the Surf Ballroom on February 3, 2001


Alongside the lake in Clear Lake on Saturday afternoon, February 3, 2001
If this is of interest to you, consider going to Clear Lake, Iowa to check out this great weekend.  We plan to make another trip to Clear Lake if the performers suit our liking.  Each year we check the line up for the coming year's show.

Other Buddy Holly & Clear Lake LINKS!
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Buddy Holly Center - Lubbock, Texas
The Real Buddy Holly - TexasMonthly
Annual Winter Dance Party
The Surf Ballroom
The Day The Music Died
Clear Lake, Iowa
Download video of The Meaning of "American Pie"
A written interpretation of "American Pie"
Don McLean's original manuscript of "American Pie"
Buddy Holly Radio
Remembering Buddy: Five Places To See In Lubbock


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