City of Lubbock CemeteryBuddy Holly died at age 22 in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. Fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson were also killed in the crash. The funeral was held in Tabernacle Baptist Church and he was buried in the City of Lubbock Cemetery on Saturday February 7, 1959. Fans have traveled from up to ten thousand miles away to view Holly's final resting place. It is customary to place a guitar pick on the headstone so that the "music lives on."
|Placed By||Legendary Lubbock Texas - Buddy Holly Music Festival|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 238650 N 3717638|
|Decimal Degrees||33.56645000, -101.81538333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 33.987', W 101° 48.923'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 33' 59.22" N, 101° 48' 55.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3001-3039 Teak Ave, Lubbock TX 79404, US|
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