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The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will present Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday Celebration on Aug. 6.  

The celebration, titled “An Evening of Conversations and Song,” will feature instrumental rock star Duane Eddy being joined by special guests James Burton, Albert Lee, Steve Cropper and Sonny West.  

Eddy had 15 top 40 singles from 1958 through 1963 and solid 100 million records worldwide. Burton is best known for his time as the guitarist for Elvis Presley. Cropper is ranked as one of the top 40 guitarists of all-time by Rolling Stone magazine. Lee is a double Grammy Award winner. West is a Shallowater native who co-wrote “Rave On” which was recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1958. 

Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $34 to $84, plus taxes and fees. They can be purchased at, by calling ETIX at 800-514-3849 or at the venue Box Office, which is located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane in Lubbock. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Nathan Giese, Muleshoe Journal


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