Buddy Holly Crash Site

Large black glasses marking the Buddy Holly Crash Site near Clear Lake, Iowa

Honor the Day the Music Died at the Buddy Holly Crash Site

On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly and his band played the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa as part of their Winter Dance Party tour across the Midwest. Frustrated with uncomfortable travel conditions on the tour bus, Holly chartered a small plane to the band’s next venue in Moorhead, Minnesota.