Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 Winter Dance Party & Buddy Holly Tribute

Photo by Sharon Johnson, 1959
courtesy Historic Duluth Armory
It's been 61 years now since "the day the music died." For a number of years now the Armory Arts and Music Center has been hosting a Winter Dance Party memorial concert and tribute to Buddy Holly at this time of year. Dylan fans are aware of the connection Bob Dylan made with the iconic singer/songwriter here at the Duluth Armory in 1959.

Here are some links to fill in details of that event and the final days of a very young icon who influenced some of the most influential songwriters of the 60s, by which I mean Bobby Zimmerman (Dylan), John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (Trivia: When you listened to Words of Love on Beatles For Sale in 1964, how many of you were aware that this was a Buddy Holly cover?)

HERE IS A SET OF LINKS TO PAST STORIES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WINTER DANCE INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT FROM JIM HEFFERNAN'S BLOG.

In Memoriam: Buddy Holly Stood On These Floor Boards--60th Anniversary

More Buddy Holly Fingerprints: Not Face Away Never Seems to Fade

The Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Tour Through Duluth (from the Jim Heffernan blog)

The Winter Dance Party, Dylan and American Pie

History and Nostalgia Embrace at the Winter Dance Party

Sunday Night's Blood Moon, Plus More Buddy Holly Memories and Insights


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MARK YOUR 
CALENDARS
Duluth Dylan Fest 2020
May 16-24


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