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50th ann. - 2009 UK Press 1
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50th ann. - 2009 US Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 US Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 Cliff Richard Club
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 1
50th ann. - 2009 German Press 2
50th ann. - 2009 London Exhibition
50th ann. - Johnny  Rogers' Report
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Last Tour Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 1
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 2
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Pics 3
50th ann. - 2009 Surf Clear Lake
50th ann. - 2009 Radio/TV Shows
50th ann. - Blackpool Q. Hotel
50th ann. - Cavern Club
50th ann. - Doncaster
50th ann. - Excl. Philly Pics
50th ann. - Holy Rosary P.C.
50th ann. - Nieuwkoop Holland
50th ann. - Liverpool Huyton
50th ann. - Liverpool Ph. Hall
50th ann. - More Liverpool pics
50th ann. -  Radio Merseyside BBC
50th ann. - Rothschild Pavilion USA
50th ann. - Crystal Rock Ballr. USA
50th ann. - Evang. Pressedienst
50th ann. -  Artikel aus Kleve
58th ann. - BHC Lubbock TX
6 CD Buddy Holly Box-Set 2009
Aircraft Accident Report 1959
A new 10'' UK Buddy LP in 2009
A new 10" UK Buddy LP in 2010
A-Z  Buddy Holly & The Crickets
All Tour Programmes
Ariel Cyclone
Augury Of Buddy's Death
Austrian Buddy Tribute
Beatles' Letter To The Crickets
Beechcraft Fragments
Berlin "That'll Be The Day"
Beverly Hills Auction 2010
Boudewijn Büch + Buddy
Buddy And Beyond Show
Buddy And The Cruisers
Buddy At Christmas
Buddy's Bio
Buddy's Birthday 2009
Buddy's Birthday Fan Trip 2009
'Buddy' Essen, 2009 (1)
'Buddy' Essen, MEH (2)
'Buddy' Essen, Vor-Premiere (3)
'Buddy' Essen, Off. Premiere (4)
'Buddy' Essen Bühnenbild (5)
'Buddy' Essen Offene Tür (6)
Buddy Fan David Agius, Malta
Buddy's  Mother Ella Holley
Buddy Holly En Español 1
Buddy Holly En Español 2
Buddy Holly En Español 3
Buddy Holly En Español 4
Buddy Holly En Español 5
Buddy Holly En Español 6
Buddy Holly En Español 7
Buddy Holly En Español 8
Buddy Holly En Español 9
BUDDY HOLLY NEWS 1
BUDDY HOLLY NEWS 2
BUDDY HOLLY NEWS 3
BUDDY HOLLY NEWS 4
BUDDY HOLLY NEWS 5
Buddy Holly Photos
Buddy Holly In Solingen
Buddy Holly Timeline
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 01
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 02
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 03
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 04
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 05
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 06
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 07
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 08
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 09
Buddy Holly Trail   2009 - 10
Buddy Holly Trail  2009 - 11
Buddy Holly Trail 2016
Buddy In Birmingham 1958
Buddy Info Plus
Buddy In Liverpool 1958
Buddy + Hans On Air 2007
Buddy + Hans On Air  2008
Buddy Lyrics - A
Buddy Lyrics - B + C
Buddy Lyrics - D + E
Buddy Lyrics - F + G
Buddy Lyrics - H + I
Buddy Lyrics - J + K + L
Buddy Lyrics - M + N + O
Buddy Lyrics - P + Q + R
Buddy Lyrics - S + T
Buddy Lyrics - U  -  Z
Buddy On TV
Buddy Rock & Roll Show
Buddy Song List
Buddy's Plans
Buddy Statue Essen
Buddy Statue Lubbock
Canadian Fan Brian Wilson
CD's Down The Line - Rarities
CD's Memorial Collection
CD "Buddy Holly Reloaded"
CD  "Gotta Roll"
CD "Hollybilly"
CD "Listen to me" - Germany
CD "Not Fade Away"
CD  “Ohh!  Annie!”
CD "Stay All Night"
CD "WDP Buddy Holly" El Toro
Clear Lake 2007
Clear Lake 2008
Clear Lake 2008 - Larry
Clear Lake 2008 - Bob
Clear Lake 2008 - Shannon
Clear Lake - NY 2008 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Bob
Clear Lake 2010 - Ian
Clear Lake 2010 - Clive
Clear Lake 2011 - Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 -  Mary Kay
Clovis 2010 Preview
Clovis Music Fest CD
Clovis 2009 Preview
Clovis 2008 Preview
Clovis 2008 - Suzie
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 1
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 2
Clovis 2008 - The Hagens 3
Clovis 2008 - Barry Holley
Clovis 2008 - John Mueller
Clovis 2008 - Johnny Rogers
Clovis 2007 - John Beecher
Clovis 2007 - John's Photos
Clovis 2007 - Sonny West
Clovis 2007 -  CNJ Reports
Clovis 2006/1 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/2 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/3 - John Beecher
Clovis 2006/4 - Alan Clark
Coroner's Report 1959
Crash Headlines 1959
Crash Site Fan Pics 1
Crash Site Fan Pics 2
Crickets 60's Pics
Crickets Last Performance
Dan Springall's Story
Dave Slater's Tribute CD 2008
Dave Travis - Buddy's Song
Dortmund - Albert Lee 2009
Earl Sinks Story - Part 1
Earl Sinks Story - Part 2
Echo - Buddy's First Love
Elvis Fans Visit Lubbock
Every Day - DLP - France
Gerd Alzen 40 J. Memory Hits
German Buddy Fan Eberhard
Geoff Ashford's Tribute Song
George Oblin Story
Gerd's Ritchie Cassettes
Green Bay - T. Allsup Proclam.
Hans & Maria Elena on TV
Holley Family Photos
Hollywood Star For Buddy
Ian Wood Videos
Jac's Cover Song List
Jac's Bio
Jac's Cover Songs 1
Jac's Cover Songs 2
Jac's Cover Songs 3
Jac's Cover Songs 4
Jac's Cover Songs 5
Jac's Cover Songs 6
Japan CD - Rare
Jerry Naylor  1
Jerry Naylor 2
Jerry Naylor 3
Jerry Naylor 4
Jerry Naylor 5
Jerry Naylor 6
Jerry Naylor 2013
J.P. McDermott Story
Jump With Buddy Holly
Klaus - Crickets - Stars
Little Buddy Holly Photo
Liverpool Tribute 2009
Lubbock Photos 2006
Lubbock Photos 2008
Lubbock Photos 2010
Lubbock Photos 2011
Musical Buddy on tour 2005
My Buddy Paul
My Buddy Holly Collection 1
My Buddy Holly Collection 2
My Buddy Holly Collection 3
My Buddy Holly Collection 4
My Buddy Holly Collection 5
My Buddy Holly Collection 6
My Buddy Holly Collection 7
My Buddy Holly Collection 8
My Buddy Holly Collection 9
My Buddy Holly Collection 10
My Buddy Holly Collection 11
My Buddy Holly Collection 12
My Buddy Holly Collection 13
Nesman Interview 2003
New Musical Express 1961
Peggy Sue's Book 2008
Postcards To Buddy
Quotes About Buddy
Remembrance Ad
Riverside Monument
Rock 'n' Roll Museum
Rollercoaster Buddy LP+CD
Running Man 2-3-2008
Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
Surf Ballroom Poster 1959
Surf Ballroom 2016
Taryn - A True Buddy Fan
The 1959 WDP Film
The Cover Girls
The Final Day
The Last Tour Exhibition
The Shadows About Buddy
The Wieners Tribute Band NL
Till All Times End - Play
Tim M. Otto Story - 1
Tim M. Otto Story - 2
Tribute To Buddy
Up Up And Away
Visiting Buddy 2002
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 1
Visiting Buddy 2007 - 2
Walk Of Fame - Bill Griggs
Worcester Memorial Pics
Young Fan Siobhan Daly
Xmas All Year Long
FAN MEMORIES 1 - 12
DISCOGRAPHY 1 - 5
HANS' COVERS LIST 1 - 9
HANS' TRIBUTES LIST 1 - 3
IAN's  COLLECTION
V. I. P. ' s
"BEST"  ERRORS 1 - 3
BUDDY A GO-GO 1 - 2
BILLBOARD CHARTS 1 - 2
BITS & PIECES 1
GUESTBOOK
MORE FAVOURITES
L I N K S
WANTED
WEATHER
POLL 1 - 3
IMPRESSUM
TELEKOM SERVICE


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Coloured_by_Peter_Fraser_Dunnet.jpgThis great pic was coloured by my good friend Peter Fraser Dunnet.





Hier erscheint immer mal was, das ich interessant finde zum Thema Buddy Holly

und die 3 Stars, wenn ich es irgendwo entdecke oder es zu mir auf den heimischen

Schreibtisch flattert.




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From time to time I publish interesting topics that I personally found in the www. or that have been sent in by fans from around the globe.








                              




           

 John Gribbin - NOT FADE AWAY - The Life and Music of Buddy Holly


      Anfang 2009 erschien ein neues Buch des Autors John Gribbin über Buddy Holly.





                                   Buddy  -  Caprock of Rock 'n' Roll







                               





Anlässlich der 50. Wiederkehr des Tages, an dem die Musik starb, hat die in Sachen Buddy Holly als sehr aktiv bekannte spanische Firma EL TORO eine CD herausgebracht, deren Cover ich hier zeige.






                       
  Buddy lebt weiter, in den Herzen seiner Fans.







              

 





       





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         Made in Germany - for the world.













Ian Higham asked me to put this poster announcing the 50th Annivesary of THE LAST TOUR on my site. It's a great pleasure for me to do it.



                                 WHAT IS THE LAST TOUR?


In 1999 the original 1959 Winter Dance Party was replicated by a bunch of dedicated fans led by Dennis Farland.  Featured artists in 1999 included John Mueller, Ernie Valens and Paul Kruse.  Guest artists included Niki Sullivan, an original Cricket.

In 2009, around the 50th Anniversary of the deaths of Rock 'n' Roll's favorite sons, a commemorative Tour will play at three of the original venues that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played during that infamous January and February back in 1959.  The Milwaukee and Mankato performances will be on the exact 50th Anniversary of the original shows.


Two other venues will be played, one at Medina MN near to where the 1959 Tour played at St Paul and another at Waterloo IA where Buddy Holly had played in 1958 on the Summer Dance Party Tour.

Tommy Allsup was Buddy Holly's guitarist on the original Tour in 1959 and has had a long career in country and rock 'n' roll music ever since.  He is a Grammy Award winner and his guitar work was a feature on many on Holly's hit recordings.  Appearing on around 7,000 recordings, he has recorded and produced a great many artists over the years and is still in demand here in the USA and in Europe where he tours each year.  Tommy will be accompanied on The Last Tour by Chicago's Johnny Rogers, reckoned by many to be the finest Buddy Holly tribute artist around, 18 year old rock 'n' roll sensation Richie Lee from Des Moines IA and the renowned Shackshakers from Duluth MN.

Source: 

http://www.thelasttour.net/

 





                       
            Buddy Holly  -  Forever Young









                Not Fade Away: Remembering “The Day the Music Died”



                                         Tuesday, February 3, 2009



                           Free Admission and children’s activities all day





10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. – Screening of The Real Buddy Holly Story


Produced and hosted by former Beatle, Paul McCartney, this brilliant and enlightening program is the most authoritative biography ever assembled on the life of the American pop icon.



4:00p.m – Guided Tour

Guided tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery and The Last Tour exhibition



5:00p.m – Reception



5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. – Panel Discussion

The tragic plane crash of February 3, 1959 changed the face of rock "n" roll music history. This panel delves in to the immediate aftermath of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) with stories about how fate changes history, what could have been, and what we fans were deprived of. Panelists will speak on conditions of the Winter Dance Party tour and how the remaining artists were expected to go on and continue the tour. They will also discuss where these artists would be today, had they lived, and why legacies of these three have continued on, fifty years later. Moderator: Bill Griggs, Rock ‘n’ Roll historian.



Programming at the Buddy Holly Center is made possible in part by the generous support of Supporters of the Fine Arts (SOFA), CH Foundation, Helen Jones Foundation and the City of Lubbock. For more information about these workshops or other events, please contact the staff at the Buddy Holly Center at 806.775.3560.



Copyright © 1996-2008 City of Lubbock, Texas






                       
    The European Trek of the 50th Anniversary








              New Buddy Book 'Words of love 1959-2009 ' by Gary Clevenger

                                Powered by www.buddyhollylives.info



Ein neues Buddy Holly Buch wird zum 50. Jahrestag des Todes von Buddy Holly und seiner Mitstreiter Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper und des Piloten Roger Peterson herausgebracht, an dem meine Webseite einen guten Teil mitgeholfen hat, die Meinung von Fans aus der ganzen Welt einzufordern und für die Veröffentlichung in dem Buch aufzubereiten. 

Das Bild ist eine Testkopie der Buchrückseite, die mir Gary Clevenger vor einigen Tagen zuschickte. Danke, Gary !

                                This is a proof sheet of the back cover.








             New book about Buddy will be availabe soon according to Gary Clevenger.






                                           We'll always remember . . .












Rollercoaster Records in Großbritannien veröffentlichten im September 2008 eine CD,

die "Stars of the Clovis Festival" heißt und einen repräsentativen Querschnitt der

Stars enthält, die bei diesem Festival präsent waren oder sind.






Stars_of_the_Clovis_Music_Festival.jpgSTARS OF THE CLOVIS MUSIC FESTIVAL






CLOVIS_CD_TRACKLIST.jpgTHE NEW CD FROM 2008




                          A new Rollercoaster Records CD is out:

     STARS OF THE CLOVIS FESTIVAL containing songs of the stars who

                                 appeared on stage in Clovis.






                                 Tag für Tag was Neues entdecken







                               





    
     Contact my mate Roddy for details:<hollysbuddy1@bigpond.com>






                                      Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die







                                      










                                       Quality Needs Passion












Musicians_Hall_Of_FameNew Inductees






July 1, 2008

Booker T. and the MGs, the Memphis Horns and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section will become the newest members of the Musicians Hall of Fame.NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
Musician and producer Al Kooper, producer Billy Sherrill and Buddy Holly's band the Crickets also will be inducted this year.

Rock guitarist Peter Frampton and country music great George Jones announced the selections Tuesday.

Booker T. and the MGs helped create the famed Memphis sound in the '60s, playing on recordings by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and Rufus Thomas.

The Memphis Horns also were an integral part of Memphis music in the '60s and '70s, appearing on nearly every recording on Stax Records.

The Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section worked on classics like Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the Staple Singers "I'll Take You There."

Kooper recorded with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix and also produced the first three Lynyrd Skynyrd albums.

Sherrill produced records by Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Elvis Costello and many others.

And the Crickets influenced everyone from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen with songs like "Not Fade Away" and "That'll Be the Day."

A formal induction ceremony will be held in October.

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On the Net:

http://www.musicianshalloffame.comCopyright © 2008 The Seattle Times Company






                                       BUDDY MY FRIEND










                                                   29 April 2008



         In England gibt es ein Rennpferd mit dem Namen BUDDY HOLLY.

            Dieses Pferd reitet erste Plätze ein und scheint was drauf zu haben.



There have been (not exactly champion) horses in British racing in the last 10 years with names : Maybe Baby, Its So Easy, Its Not My Fault and possibly one or two more; so there are obviously some good Buddy fans on the UK turf, maybe including the horses who like his music.



                                        



Against 14 other horses BUDDY HOLLY wins by 2 1/2 lengths at 8/1

in the 1 mile 2 furlongs  3.40 @ Bath TU 29 April 2008, the favourite

Air Chief was unplaced.



BUDDY HOLLY was trained by ex-champion jockey/retired last year Pat Eddery,

so maybe he has a champion future as this flat-season only started 3-weeks ago

and ends in November.







Bath's racecourse is the highest racecourse in the area.



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Horse racing in Bath often attracts large crowds.




He also won at 16/1 at Nottingham on Sa 19/04/08. 


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Just like the original, BUDDY HOLLY achieves his 3rd straight  Win/´Hit´.

Against 16 other horses in  the 4.55 Handicap at Sandown Park on Friday 13 June 2008 at odds of 15/2 (7.5 to 1) BUDDY HOLLY was again 1st,  this time he beat the favourite by 3/4 length.








"Buddy Holly" is a Bay Colt born in 2005. He was sired by US-owned stallion 'Reel Buddy'' and foaled by mare ''Night Symphonie'.

UK racehorses start competing in their 2nd year and his record so far is: Season 2007/8 Unplaced, Unplaced; Season 2008/9 Unplaced, 1st, 1st.

A bit like BH himself 50 years ago with flops in 56/7 and hits in 57/8.




THANX to David ,
who sent the info !
               





                                    Every Day Is A Holly Day










CLOVISMUSICFESTIVAL_2008.jpgAlle Infos zum Clovis Music Festival 2008 sind auf dieser Webseite zu finden, einfach auf die Grafik klicken !


Just click on the graphic to find out about the  Clovis  Music  Festival   2008.






                                      M A D E    I N    G E R M A N Y





               Guest stars: Tommy Allsup and Johnny Rogers.







The Liverpoolians commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Buddy Holly and The Crickets 2 concerts in Liverpool. Great idea, worth to be mentioned here.






                                               Labour Of Love









New EL TORO CD from Spain. The company released "HOLLYBILLY" as well. This one is called: "NOT FADE AWAY".






                                         Tribute To Buddy








                                                     Sensationell:

           40 Meilen für Buddy, Ritchie und Jiles Perry am 3. Februar 2008



RUNNING_MAN.jpgTRINITY SMITH from Oneida TN will run 40 miles honoring the 3 Stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper on the 3rd of February, 2008. The Appalachian weather is no problem, he will do it. And he did it several time to help people, who needed help because of cancer, diabetes and heart surgeries. He's the RUNNING MAN.


Read more about this outstanding ultramarathonrunner scrolling down the "totem pole" for "RUNNING MAN". Read the complete story, it's amazing.






                               Tot ist nur der, der vergessen ist.











This new CD from Rollercoaster Records in England contains previously unissued titles and well known ones from 1956 in superb quality plus a 36 page booklet.



Die neue CD enthält unveröffentlichte und bekannte Titel von 1956 in toller Tonqualität. Dazu ein Beiheft mit 36 Seiten.






                          Keeping the flame alive and burning bright.
























Andreas Steinmann aus Wien und ich haben ein gemeinsames Hobby:

           American Dream Cars, Rock 'n' Roll und Buddy Holly.

       Was er da veranstaltete, ist bemerkenswert und einmalig:




Tribute to Buddy Holly.jpg3.2.2007 in Wiener Neustadt.




Mehr auf dieser Webseite unter AUSTRIA TRIBUTE 2007 !














THE BUDDY HOLLY AUCTION 2006 IS OVER !

________________________________________

A lot of items were sold in April from the vaults

of Maria Elena Holley.


              The most successful ones:


Buddy Holly's wristwatch, sold for $ 155,350.


The Buddy Holly Passport realized $ 26,290.




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Die Auktion 2006 vieler Artikel aus dem Besitz von Maria Elena Holley

ist vorbei und gelaufen.

Eine Riesenmenge Sammlerstücke zum Thema Buddy Holly wurde im

April 2006 versteigert.

Das absolute Highligt war die Armbanduhr von Buddy Holly, die für 

$ 155,350 den Besitzer wechselte.

Der Personalausweis von Buddy erzielte $ 26,290.












            YOU NEED A  PRESENT AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BUY ?

                                           TRY  THIS  ONE !





Released in the summer of 2006. A 2 CD album. More informations on Sherry Holley's page on my website.


Erhältlich seit Sommer 2006: Die Doppel-CD "HOLLEY's HOUSE 2.

Mehr über diese Neuerscheinung auf der Sherry Holley Seite dieser HP.

















Wenn man ein Geschenk für einen Oldie-Fan sucht, sollte man mal dieses versuchen.



Vielleicht diese DVD, die ich bei Amazon fand, erschienen am 13. September 2005, eine echte Geschenkidee.

I found it on the amazon page, the DVD was released on the 13th of September, 2005. A great gift for a friend of good music !












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www.buddyholly.de              Diese geniale deutsche CD ist unter o.g. Internetadresse bestellbar, kann ich sehr empfehlen !



Auf Wunsch mit Autogrammen der Künstler. Hier auf meiner Homepage gibt es eine eigene Seite über die BUDDY HOLLY ROCK 'N' ROLL SHOW. Einfach mal reinschauen, es lohnt sich bestimmt !














WORLD MEDAIL FOR BUDDY  HOLLY RADIO SPECIAL   GOLDMEDAILLE FÜR BUDDY HOLLY  GEDENKSENDUNG IM RADIO
Buddy Holly Featured on XM Satellite Radio 

Wednesday Feb. 3rd, 2004 (the 45th anniversary of the day the music died) the 50's on 5 presented a 3 hour Buddy Holly Special 10am Eastern. One only encore performance Sunday Feb. 8th at 7pm Eastern Time, 4pm Pacific. You could hear: Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Maria Elana Holley, Phil Everly, Dick Clark, Ed Sullivan, and more.

Over 50 Buddy Holly songs

Actual news reports of the plane crash that took Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens.

Experts, musicologists, and plain ol' rock & roll fans remembered the day the music died!

Buddy Holly auf XM Satellite Radio


Am 3.2.2004 (45. Jahrestag des Tages,
an dem die Musik starb) wurde eine
dreistündige Sondersendung über Buddy Holly ausgestrahlt, eine Wiederholung wurde am 8.2.2004 gesendet.


Mit dabei: Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Maria Elena Holley, Phil Everly, Dick Clark, Ed Sullivan u.v.m.

Über 50 Buddy Holly Songs.

Dazu Nachrichten über den Absturz. Experten, Musikfachleute und die echten Fans des Rock 'n' Roll erinnerten an den Tag, an dem die Musik starb. 
Today I got a letter from PAT CLARKE from xmradio.com:

Hello, Hans

Last year we produced a 3 hour Buddy Holly special to spotlight his career and music.

 
It won a "World Medal" in the international Radio Programming awards. 


We were thrilled that our heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time was a hit with the listeners.



Thanks,

Pat Clarke

The special will not be airing in 2006.


12-05-2005
Heute erhielt ich einen Brief von PAT CLARKE von xmradio.com:

Hallo Hans

voriges Jahr produzierten wir ein dreistündiges Buddy Holly Spezial über seine Karierre und Musik.

Es gewann eine "Weltmedaille" bei den International Radio Programming Awards.

Wir waren entzückt, daß unsere von Herzen kommenden Erinnerungen an einen der grössten Künstler aller Zeiten ein Hit bei den Zuhörern war.



Danke

Pat Clarke

Keine Ausstrahlung in 2006


5.12.2005

                     My   heart   beats   for   Buddy   all   day   long   .  .  .




     Your heart beats for Buddy, too.


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Going to where he died.

                 Die Fans auf dem Weg zur Absturzstelle auf der Albert Juhl Farm.









WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER BUDDY HOLLY !


                               February 3, 2006



Ich habe einfach mal persönlich bei der Tourismusdirektorin in Clear Lake

Iowa nachgefragt, wie der aktuelle Stand an der Absturzstelle der 3 Stars ist.

Ich füge hier den Originalschriftwechsel bei, natürlich in englischer Sprache, die

die Fans von Buddy, Ritchie und dem Big Bopper normalerweise verstehen:



Hans, 

Thank you for your email and request for information about Clear Lake

and Buddy Holly. 

I appreciate you verifying information for your web site – I took a look

at it and it is very nice! 

We welcome you to visit Clear Lake to see for yourself, but here are the

answers to your questions:

Yes, visitors are more than welcome to visit the crash site (located just

as you described it north of Clear Lake). 

The memorial is on private property and guests are asked to be respectful

and mindful of that. 

The site is “open” year round, it is in a field so at times it is muddy or

snowy.

The stainless steel memorial depicting 3 records and the guitar was

vandalized around 5 years ago and had the 3 records stolen.

The memorial was rebuilt and placed in the same spot as it was originally. 

The original guitar was built so sturdy that the vandals could not remove it. 

It was put up for auction on eBay a couple of years back and the winning bid

was from Elly Harmeyer, a Clear Lake resident and owner of a local bar.  She

has it framed and proudly displayed with autographs from many famous

rock & rollers who have visited Clear Lake.

I hope I didn’t confuse you with all of that history – the new memorial IS at

the crash site and available for fans to visit. 
 

As you probably know, we are right in the midst of a celebration of the

lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” and their pilot,

Richard Peterson. 

It is held annually at the Surf Ballroom, where they played their last

concert.

We have around 25 of the British Buddy Holly Society in town now, as well

as several visitors from Canada and Australia…all are having a wonderful

time! 

We look forward to your visit!

 

Warm regards,

 

Laurie

Laurie Lietz

Director of Tourism/CVB

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

205 Main Avenue; P.O. Box 188

Clear Lake, IA  50428

Phone: (800) 285-5338 or (641) 357-2159

Fax: (641) 357-8141

Email: laurie@clearlakeiowa.com

www.clearlakeiowa.com


                               Thank you, Laurie !


        Vielen Dank, Laurie, für diese Information aus erster Hand !