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Lubbock home of Buddy Holly drummer restored

This article was published September 6, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.

LUBBOCK, Texas — A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set in Lubbock for the restored childhood home of one the members of Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets.

The ribbon-cutting for drummer Jerry Allison's childhood home is set for Friday. The home where Allison and Holly wrote the hit "That'll Be the Day" has undergone a $148,000 renovation and been moved to the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, the hometown of the legendary 1950s singer.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that drummer Allison and the other Crickets — standup bass player Joe B. Mauldin and singer Sonny Curtis — were in Lubbock on Thursday to share their memories of the house.

Holly was killed Feb. 2, 1959, in an Iowa plane crash that also claimed 28-year-old J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and 17-year-old Ritchie Valens.

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