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Max, Australian Shepherd (8 y/o), Tech Terrace Park, Lubbock, TX • “My ex-girlfriend had a pink Beanie Baby that he would steal and wouldn’t let her have back.”

Fergus, West Highland White Terrier (4 y/o), Lubbock, TX • “Westies were bred in the Western Highlands of Scotland for the purpose of varminting – hunting down mice, rats, squirrels, birds, and other small prey. They think they’re ferocious. They know their opinions and stick to them. If you train them right they’ll love you forever. Fergus is a stud dog – it’s a tough job, but he’s good at it.”

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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED (FEBRUARY 3, 1959):  Buddy Holly and his grave in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, TX; Ritchie Valens and his grave in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Cal.; The Big Bopper and his grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, TX, and the 21-year-old pilot of the doomed plane, Roger Peterson and his grave in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, IA. Bottom picture: the ever-changing memorial at the actual crash site near Clear Lake, IA.

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On this day in music history: February 29, 1980 - Buddy Holly’s signature horn rimmed glasses are found in the archives of the Gordo County Sheriffs office in Mason City, IA. Thought to have been lost in the plane crash in February 1959 that claimed Holly’s life, they are discovered in a sealed manila envelope in the Sheriffs office in Mason City, IA. The prescription glasses were originally found on April 7, 1959, two months after the crash buried in a snow drift. Holly originally purchased the glasses from his optometrist Dr. J. Davis Armistead in 1957 for $20, who in turn acquired the Faiosa plastic frames while on vacation in Mexico City. They are returned to Holly’s widow Maria Elena, who keeps them until October 1998. The glasses are purchased from her for $80,000 by the non-profit cultural organization Civic Lubbock in Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, TX, and are on permanent display at the Buddy Holly Center along with numerous other artifacts that were owned by the rock & roll icon.

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are hitting the road with Falling In Reverse and Metro Station this November!

11.04 Phoenix, AZ at The Pressroom
11.05 Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia
11.06 San Diego, CA at SOMA
11.07 Riverside, CA at Riverside Municipal Auditorium
11.10 Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Pavilion
11.11 Dallas, TX at House of Blues
11.13 Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
11.14 San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall
11.15 New Orleans, LA at House of Blues
11.16 Corpus Christi, TX at Concrete Street Pavilion
11.18 Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
11.20 Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live
11.21 Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live
11.22 St. Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live
11.24 Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore
11.25 Silver Spring, MD at The Fillmore
11.27 Hartford, CT at The Webster Theater
11.28 Boston, MA at House of Blues
11.29 Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory
12.01 New York, NY at Best Buy Theater
12.02 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
12.04 Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
12.05 Cleveland, OH at The Agora Ballroom
12.06 Royal Oak, MI at Royal Oak Music Theatre
12.08 Chicago, IL at House of Blues
12.09 Des Moines, IA at 7 Flags Event Center