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Issaquah, Washington: Buddy Holly's Bus (Gone)

Parked in a drive-in restaurant lot, a 1950s bus is apparently one that was used by Buddy Holly on his doomed final tour. Disappeared in late 2023.

Disappeared in late 2023.

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Buddy Holly's Bus

This bus is no longer there. They have moved it.

[Melissa Jones, 04/24/2024]

The bus was parked in the lot of the Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In. When the business closed in late 2023, the owner apparently took Buddy's bus with him.

Buddy Holly's Bus.

Buddy Holly's Bus

Buddy Holly's Tour Bus may be parked in the back, behind the Triple XXX root beer shop.

[Brian Tobin, 07/22/2018]

Buddy Holly tour bus.

Buddy Holly's Bus

Buddy Holly's Tour Bus is sitting outside of the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In. The story says that this bus broke down, which caused Holly to rent a plane to make it to his next gig. The plane crashed and burned, causing the death of Buddy Holly and others. [Queen Becky, 12/29/2017]

Buddy rented the plane (and died) to avoid riding on the frigid bus, not because it was broken down. The tour used several buses, so this might not be the precise Death Bus -- but it's close enough!

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