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Lubbock, Texas: Buddy Holly's Grave

Buddy Holley -- the pre-fame spelling of his family name -- is buried beneath a custom guitar-decorated gravestone. Helpful cemetery sign points you to the spot. Guitar-pick offerings are common.

City of Lubbock Cemetery

E. 31st St., Lubbock, TX
City of Lubbock Cemetery. East edge of the city. From MLK Blvd turn east onto E. 31st St. Drive until the street ends at the cemetery. Drive inside the entrance, then immediately turn right. Drive 150 feet. You'll see a sign on the right pointing to the grave on the left.
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Grave of Buddy Holley.

Buddy Holly's Grave

Buddy Holly's mother and father are buried next to him. Seems like the grave markers have been updated in the last few years. Buddy's marker includes the image of a guitar, and people have left guitar picks there as a way of remembrance. Very easy to find.

[Michael Nieto, 11/27/2016]

The family name is "Holley." Buddy's 1956 Decca Records contract misspelled his last name as "Holly," which forever stuck.

Nearby Offbeat Places

American Windmill MuseumAmerican Windmill Museum, Lubbock, TX - 1 mi.
Stubb's Bar-B-Que MemorialStubb's Bar-B-Que Memorial, Lubbock, TX - 2 mi.
Buddy Holly Center and Giant Glasses Photo OpBuddy Holly Center and Giant Glasses Photo Op, Lubbock, TX - 2 mi.
In the region:
Jesus in a Box, Abernathy, TX - 17 mi.

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